Doric has been selected to build Karratha’s new Karratha Arts and Community Precinct and construction of the multi-purpose facility has now commenced.
It is anticipated that the facility will be completed by July 2018 with plans to open to the public soon after, subject to any schedule impacts arising from the upcoming cyclone season.
As the new home for arts and culture in the City of Karratha, the facility will incorporate a 450-seat theatre, a brand new rooftop cinema, state-of-the-art community library, function spaces and outdoor amphitheatre.
Woodside’s Senior Vice President Australia Operating Unit, Niall Myles, said the North West Shelf Project participants were pleased to be contributing $3.2 million towards the Karratha Arts and Community Precinct.
"Since 2008, the North West Shelf Project has contributed more than $50 million towards social investment programs and infrastructure projects in the Pilbara region," Niall said.
"We are proud to contribute to this fantastic new facility, which will further enhance the City of Karratha's already thriving arts and culture scene."
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the Karratha Arts and Community Precinct would be transformational for the region, providing the community with access to unprecedented arts and cultural opportunities.
"We have been working hard to raise the level of amenity in our city from basic mining town facilities to the standard communities expect in a major regional centre," Cr Long said.
"Our partnerships across all levels of government and with the private sector have enabled us to build fantastic facilities like the Karratha Leisureplex that have helped attract people to live in this region, and this project will further enhance the standard of living here.”
For learn more about the Arts and Community Precinct click here.