Wollondilly is one step closer to getting its amazing new 350+ seat Performing Arts Centre, following independent approval of the development application by the NSW Planning Panel last week.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing this vision become a reality for the Wollondilly community,” Mayor Matt Gould said.

“The Performing Arts Centre will be able to host a range of live performances and functions, which will not only provide a space for people to gather and socialise but will support the stimulation of our local economy.”

The beautiful new building will provide a state-of-the-art local venue for music, theatre, exhibitions and civic events, and will be a major injection into the cultural life of Picton and the wider Wollondilly area.

Council is now calling for tenders for the construction of the Performing Arts Centre, which is the crucial next phase of Stage 1 of the Wollondilly Cultural Precinct.

Mayor Gould said that the new facility will provide an important space for the local arts sector and inspire creativity and cultural expression in the years ahead.

“This is the next big step in delivery of Council’s visionary Wollondilly Cultural Precinct, which will also see a great new village green, government services building and library for the benefit of all of the Wollondilly community,” he said.

The architectural design of the new multi-purpose building is dramatic and will be on display to visitors entering the Picton town centre from the motorway.

The development application was approved with a condition that the architect’s vision for the building is followed through in regard to quality of materials and workmanship, ensuring that the finished project will be

impressive and do justice to the prominent location.

This project is funded by grants including the Western Parkland City Liveability Program, developer contributions and building renewal funds.