Arts cen­tre set for May

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an­other area.”

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.”

PHOTO: Si­mone Gladi­gau

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

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