The Moreton Bay Regional Council has allotted $2-million to renovate and remodel the Redcliffe Administration Centre at Irene Street into an art gallery and community centre.
The project intends to relocate the Redcliffe Art Gallery from its current location to provide additional space for exhibitions and public programs. The 1000 sqm gallery will feature display areas, a new front counter, courtyard, studio space, storage, curatorial space, and general amenities.
The ground floor will have a new customer service area as well as a community area.
To facilitate the project operations and ensure continued services, the existing customer service area will be temporarily relocated to Redcliffe Library at Oxley Avenue until September 2019.
The project is part of the 2018/19 budget which is focused towards making Moreton Bay a place where locals can live, work and play all within 20 minutes of home.
The Redcliffe Seniors Computer Club and the Redcliffe University of the Third Age (U3A) have been granted leases to move into the building as soon as the upgrades are completed. Both clubs will pay a minimal rent of $1 per annum for the duration of the leases.
The community groups will be able to hold classes, workshops and public events in a convenient and comfortable venue. It is an ideal place for old people to learn and socialise because there’s a bus stop just across from the RSL and access is at ground level, which makes it easier for the senior community.
The project will commence in March 2019 and will be completed in early 2020.