Alstonville Cultural Centre Upgrades

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The Alstonville Cultural Centre is a sport, recreation and library facility located on Commercial Road, Alstonville (adjacent to the Alstonville Showground). Since its construction in the early 1980s, the Centre has not undergone any major renovation or modernisation.

In 2021 Ballina Shire Council endorsed a concept design to refurbish the Centre, including a new library annex.

In 2022 Council tendered for and engaged an architectural consultant to provide detailed design and engineering specifications, including probable costs to restore the Centre, including a two-story library extension.

The refurbished building will provide an accessible, modern, fully compliant library building to serve the growing Alstonville/Wollongbar community.

The refurbished Alstonville Cultural Centre will include the following:

  • two-storey library with lift access
  • air conditioning in the renovated multi-purpose hall and foyer
  • upgraded and accessible amenities
  • sports storage and umpires change room
  • expansion to sports hall court to make run-off areas compliant
  • building facelift with a new office, reception and kitchenette
  • new entrance foyer and servery
  • new roof sheeting
  • solar PV system to reduce power costs
  • off street access
  • landscaping

Council obtained development approval in 2023 and staff are now applying for funding opportunities to proceed with the project.

On 23 February 2023 Council voted unanimously on the following:

“That based on the historical low usage levels for the Alstonville Cultural Centre in its current condition, along with advice that the roof will need to be realigned when the Centre is redeveloped, Council’s preference is to keep the Centre closed, excluding the library facilities, and proceed as a priority with the redevelopment of the Centre.”

You are invited to view the full Development Application at da.ballina.nsw.gov.au

Submissions closed 18 November 2022

The Alstonville Cultural Centre is a sport, recreation and library facility located on Commercial Road, Alstonville (adjacent to the Alstonville Showground). Since its construction in the early 1980s, the Centre has not undergone any major renovation or modernisation.

In 2021 Ballina Shire Council endorsed a concept design to refurbish the Centre, including a new library annex.

In 2022 Council tendered for and engaged an architectural consultant to provide detailed design and engineering specifications, including probable costs to restore the Centre, including a two-story library extension.

The refurbished building will provide an accessible, modern, fully compliant library building to serve the growing Alstonville/Wollongbar community.

The refurbished Alstonville Cultural Centre will include the following:

  • two-storey library with lift access
  • air conditioning in the renovated multi-purpose hall and foyer
  • upgraded and accessible amenities
  • sports storage and umpires change room
  • expansion to sports hall court to make run-off areas compliant
  • building facelift with a new office, reception and kitchenette
  • new entrance foyer and servery
  • new roof sheeting
  • solar PV system to reduce power costs
  • off street access
  • landscaping

Council obtained development approval in 2023 and staff are now applying for funding opportunities to proceed with the project.

On 23 February 2023 Council voted unanimously on the following:

“That based on the historical low usage levels for the Alstonville Cultural Centre in its current condition, along with advice that the roof will need to be realigned when the Centre is redeveloped, Council’s preference is to keep the Centre closed, excluding the library facilities, and proceed as a priority with the redevelopment of the Centre.”

You are invited to view the full Development Application at da.ballina.nsw.gov.au

Submissions closed 18 November 2022