Councillors Honoured at Wyong Grove Building Naming Ceremony #Wyong #CentralCoast

Wyong Shire Council Media Release

30 September 2015

 

Councillors Honoured at Wyong Grove Building Naming Ceremony #Wyong #CentralCoast

Councillors Honoured at Wyong Grove Building Naming Ceremony

Councillors Honoured at Wyong Grove Building Naming Ceremony

Four former Councillors who each served the community for more than ten years have had buildings at Wyong Grove Community and Cultural Hub named in their honour.

Robyn Stewart and Paul Levick attended the official naming ceremony along with representatives of the families of Cliff Russell and Fred Keep today (Wednesday 30 September).

Council’s Mayor Doug Eaton OAM said it was fitting and proper to honour past Councillors for their services to the community and naming community buildings is one way we can do that.  

“Councillors do sacrifice a lot in the service of their communities and now these Councillors’ names will become synonymous with the most important community and cultural hub we have.”

Wyong Shire Council took over the lease for the Wyong Primary School site in 2014, investing considerable time and money converting the facility into the Wyong Grove Community and Cultural Hub.

Councillors Honoured at Wyong Grove Building Naming Ceremony #Wyong #CentralCoast

Wyong Grove Community and Cultural Hub

According to Manager, Community Partnerships and Planning, Ms Julie Vaughan, the facility has been developed as an incubator for arts and culture in the Shire and is now called ‘home’ by a variety of community organisations.

“Wyong Grove Community and Cultural Hub serves as a dedicated community space for groups such as Wyong Drama Group and the Wyong Musical Theatre Company,” Ms Vaughan said.

“These groups use the rehearsal and performance spaces at Wyong Grove to develop productions, some of which will move to The Art House when it opens in 2016.”

“The facility also provides an opportunity for short term occupancies such as arts displays, workshops, conferences and, of course, it was activated as the Disaster Recovery Centre in April following the storms that devastated the Coast,” she said.

The long term vision of Council is to retain this site for the use of the broader community as a multi-purpose venue offering permanent space for groups as well as short term leases and one off bookings for events and workshops.

For booking enquiries at Wyong Grove Community and Cultural Hub, go to www.wyong.nsw.gov.au/my-community/hall-venue-finder

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  • How does Wyong Shire Council’s long term vision for a community and cultural hub on this site fit in with the State Government’s short term vision of selling this site?