Completion date set for West Wyalong Community Theatre
Published on 26 August 2020
Construction of the West Wyalong Community Theatre is expected to be completed in January after Bland Council this week resolved to accept a tender for the final stage of the project.
After a competitive tender process, Council’s August meeting resolved to accept a tender from Wagga Wagga based Adaptive Interiors to complete the construction with contracts expected to be executed and work to commence within three weeks.
In a boost for local tradespeople, Adaptive Interiors has committed to using a number of Bland Shire contractors in the completion of the project.
Work is scheduled to be completed in January with the doors to be open to the public, pending public health orders and restrictions, soon after.
Stage one works were recently completed on time and on budget by Bland Shire based Daniher building
The West Wyalong Community Theatre project is funded by the New South Wales Government and Bland Shire Council while positive discussions are ongoing with Evolution Mining to make a significant contribution towards the project. Operations of the theatre will be managed by a volunteer local theatre committee.
While the project has experienced some significant delays, Bland Shire Council General Manager Ray Smith said the local community can now look eagerly ahead to watching the latest movies on the big screen in their very own theatre from early next year.
“Council is proud to be working with the local steering committee, the State Government and Evolution Mining on delivering a state of the art community theatre to residents of the Bland Shire,” Mr Smith said.
“The community can now confidently look ahead to early 2021 when they will be able to watch the latest release movies on the big screen without having to leave the Bland Shire.”