Council to consider civic centre upgrade

February 16, 2024 10:09 am in by

The Central Coast Council will be asked to approve a redevelopment of the Ulverstone Civic Centre at its monthly council meeting for February on Monday night.

A report, to be tabled on Monday night, says the current centre, built in 1983, has simply out-lived its purpose and is no longer making a profit – losing around $100,000 a year.

The report includes 15 recommendations, which councillors will be asked to approve, to be funded over three years from the council’s capital works budget.

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However, there’s no indication in the agenda of the likely cost of the redevelopment.

The report says Devonport’s Paranaple Centre has become the preferred venue for performances on the North-West Coast and has twice the seating capacity and more modern audio-visual than the Ulverstone Civic Centre.

It also says the expectation for meetings and spaces with audio-visual equipment, wi-fi and an attractive outlook has seen a shift away from the centre’s Gawler Room for social and civic functions to other venues, including the Gnomon Pavilion in the Ulverstone Wharf Precinct.