Planned upgrades to the Margaret River Cultural Centre are now available to be viewed publicly online.
The Shire of Augusta Margaret River has released a 3-D fly through preview of the makeover, which shows new layouts of the central and upstairs foyer areas, refurbished theatre and a new multi-purpose special functions area.
The redevelopments have been dubbed as the Hub Entertainment Arts and Regional Tourism (HEART) Project.
Shire of Augusta Margaret River President Ian Earl said the redevelopment of the cultural centre was eagerly anticipated by the community.
“Council recently made the decision to increase the seating in the main theatre from 300 to 450 seats which will mean that end of year school concerts and large events such as the Melbourne Comedy Festival will be able to take in 50% more people in the audience,” he said.
“Currently many parents are turned away from end of year concerts and presentation events due to a lack of seating so additional seating will be welcomed.
“New seating and climate control will mean that patrons will be able to enjoy movies, concerts and productions in comfort.
“The project will make a terrific architectural statement which will provide wonderful community facilities both for today’s families and their children’s children in the future.”
Construction of the upgrades will begin in March 2018.