During 2017 the Central Coast Council sought extensive feedback from key stakeholders, groups and interested community members about the revitalisation of the Ulverstone History Precinct to create a dynamic cultural destination.
Comprehensive feedback was gathered during the consultation period and provided significant support for the draft Master Plan, and well considered critical feedback. This feedback assisted in producing the final Master Plan design which was endorsed by Council in November 2017.
Since the publication of the endorsed Master Plan and with funding from the Australian Government and Tasmanian Government, the Council called for contractors to undertake the detailed design of the Ulverstone Cultural Precinct. The Council has engaged ARTAS Architects to undertake the design work for the new facility commencing with the schematic design from February 2019.
Planning is also underway to prepare the current site for this important revitalisation project. The works will include the sensitive removal of fuel tanks, which is anticipated to occur in early 2019.
Schematic design work will be completed in the first half of 2019 after which a construction contractor will be awarded the physical works. Construction works are expected over a 14-month period, culminating in the opening of the new Ulverstone Cultural Precinct in 2021.