The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, joined Regional Development Minister Anthony Albanese to announce $3.5m of federal funding for the $7m Guilford Young College Creative Arts Link at the Glenorchy Campus.
Mr Wilkie said he was delighted to join the Minister for this announcement.
“The Creative Arts Link will be a state-of-the-art facility and plug the school community and students into the acclaimed artistic and cultural scene in Hobart’s northern suburbs,” Mr Wilkie said.
“The Creative Arts Link will include a 600 seat auditorium, gallery space, a dance studio and a full outdoor amphitheatre.
“It will be a venue for community use as well as major events such as 10 Days on the Island and Festival of Voices.
“There is no mid-sized venue like this in the northern suburbs so until now many local events have needed to be held in Hobart.
“This project will also be a significant boost to the local economy and create much needed construction jobs.”
Mr Wilkie initially took the proposal to the Prime Minister in September last year and has been lobbying the Federal Government for funding ever since.
“I am delighted to have been able to get this project over the line,” Mr Wilkie said.
Guilford Young College will match the Federal Government’s $3.5m investment to build the $7m facility. The College plans for the Creative Arts Link to be completed and in use by 2015.