Arts centre set for May
As well as the foundation work, contractors are currently laying cabling and putting in plumbing around the site.
So far there has been 55 people working at the site, though that number is expected to go well into the hundreds before the project is finished.
“We will keep rewarding contracts up until Christmas,” Mr Ledger said.
“One that’s still to be decided on is the audio visual work.”
Mr Ledger said only two days have been lost to bad weather.
“We are trying to get the roof up as soon as possible so that if it does begin to rain, we won’t lose too many more days,” he said.
“But so far it is on track and I’m really happy with the progress.
“It will be a real showpiece of the town with the finishes the architects have built into the design.”
A LOOK BACK IN THE ARCHIVES MAKING PROGRESS: Hansen Yuncken contracts manager, Matt Ledger, and site manager, David Fry, assess the performing arts centre from the future orchestra pit.
FOUNDATIONS of Wangaratta’s performing arts centre have already begun to be laid, with the $7.6 million project on track for completion in May next year.
The concrete slab of both the function room and orchestra pit were laid earlier this week, with walls expected to go up in about six weeks.
The work is being conducted in conjunction with final demolition of the old town hall, which is expected to be finished by the end of next week.
The Wangaratta Chronicle was given an exclusive tour of the site yesterday, courtesy of Hansen Yuncken contracts manager, Matt Ledger.
Mr Ledger said the current focus of the project was to get walls and a roof around the stage and function room.
“Once the back wall of the stage is up, we will be able to