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New HEART for Margaret River arts and tourism scene

New HEART for Margaret River arts and tourism scene

Margaret River will cement its reputation as the heart of the South West’s arts scene, with a new $9.74 million multi-purpose centre that brings together entertainment, arts and business events in one world-class venue.

The Margaret River HEART was officially opened today, with Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan joining Shire of Augusta-Margaret River representatives and stakeholders at the event.

Through a staged redevelopment, the former cultural centre and associated squash courts have been transformed into a modern hub.

Facilities include a 448-seat theatre, multipurpose room, exhibition spaces, cinema screens, and an outdoor grassed area and sound shell.

The new centre will provide a platform for a range of opportunities in the community, culture, arts and business sectors.

Business events, conferences and trade shows at the facility are expected to deliver an economic return to the community.

A range of professional performing arts, commercial cinema, festivals and major touring shows will also be hosted at the Margaret River HEART.

Coming up is the inaugural Strings Attached: The West Australian Guitar Festival from October 11-13, 2019, as well as the Emergence Creative Festival between March 25-27, 2020.

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