On 21 September 2018, the Premier committed $128m to deliver the final stage of the GAC redevelopment if re-elected. The project will cover two thirds of the site, with most of the work focussing on the Little Malop Street side of the building.
The third and final stage of GPAC’s redevelopment will give Geelong the arts and cultural facilities that
help make a city great.
The objectives of the project are as follows:
- Deliver new and enhanced facilities that will vastly improve visitor and performer experience
- Enhance liveability and amenity for the community and its surrounds through accessibility to
- Provide adequate facilities for growing population
- Meet the needs of hirers through the provision of adequate and functional facilities
- Further activate Geelong’s Cultural Precinct
- Create jobs during construction and on an ongoing basis
- Minimise the ongoing operating and maintenance costs in running the facility
The project aims to deliver the election commitment scope comprising:
- a new 500 seat drama theatre
- a new 250 seat courtyard theatre
- a new black box theatre
- an outdoor atrium
- more dining options
- an upgraded box office
- and refurbished back of house and administration facilities
Subject to budget constraints and/or additional funding, the project will incorporate the following GAC strategic and operational priorities:
- Complete compliance upgrade works to the Playhouse Theatre
- Complete the Church Theatre
- Sequence the works in line with GAC’s operational objectives through early works packages as
- Explore revenue generating assets for GAC such as carparking, café, restaurants, function
- Provide the best value for money outcome for GAC given the funding constraints
- Ensure that best-practice design solutions are utilised to address operational requirements for
the facility and its business needs
- Incorporate technology as critical to the future success of any future thinking performing arts
centre and complete Digital Business Transformation Strategy across the facility by upgrading
and integrating all ICT Systems
The Geelong Arts Centre Stage 3 will be delivered by a Managing Contractor.
Managing Contractor Engaged - July 2020
Design - August 2020 to February 2021
Main Works Tender Sub Contractors Packages Released - February 2021
Main Works Commence - April/May 2021
Please Note: this is NOT an EOI for the Managing Contractor as this has already been completed by Development Victoria. However if you are a Sub Contractor and/or Product Supplier please complete an EOI as per the instructions below:
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