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ULVERSTONE CULTURAL PRECINCT PROJECT – BACKGROUND

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The Ulverstone History Precinct at 109 Reibey Street, Ulverstone is a valued feature of the Central Coast area. As home to the Ulverstone History Museum and Research Library and Northwest Woodcraft Guild, the site showcases important local history information, artefacts and collections, and provides important educational resources to the community.

In 2017, the Council reviewed the site of the Ulverstone History Museum and explored the possibility of revitalising it by co-locating the Visitor Information Centre to create a new cultural precinct for the Central Coast.

The vision developed for the new Ulverstone Cultural Precinct Project combines arts, culture, tourism and science to create a vibrant community and cultural hub within the Central Coast Region. A Master Plan of the new vision was endorsed by the Council in November 2017.

During July 2018, the Council was informed that its application to the Australian Government under its Building Better Regions Program had been successful, and combined with funding from the Tasmanian Government, the Council is moving forward with the Ulverstone Cultural Precinct Project.

The schematic design phase in the first half of 2019 has seen key stakeholders working with the design team from ARTAS architects to inform the development of the draft schematic design which was presented to the community for comment in late May 2019.

Following six weeks spent refining the design based on community and stakeholder feedback and agreed budget, the project team has developed the optimum design for this exciting community, cultural and learning facility.

At their July meeting, Council approved the revised design which will be submitted for Development Application in early August. This design will be available for public comment for two weeks during this statutory period with feedback closing on Monday 19 August 2019.

Ulverstone Cultural Precinct, Main Street entrance – ARTAS Architects
Image is the proposed schematic design and will be subject to change.  This is an artist impression only.