Let's Build the Surf Coast Cultural Centre

Let's Build the Surf Coast Cultural Centre

Find out more: Surf Coast Cultural Centre project website 

  • We have an approved concept design.
  • We have a site secured.
  • Council has already committed $8 million.

Now all we need to start construction in the Surf Coast Cultural Centre is support from other levels of government.

Can you take a few minutes to send an email to government representatives, asking them to support the Surf Coast Cultural Centre?

The easy to use tool on this page will automatically send your email to federal and state MPs, Senators and candidates who will be especially influential in helping to secure the next ...

Find out more: Surf Coast Cultural Centre project website 

  • We have an approved concept design.
  • We have a site secured.
  • Council has already committed $8 million.

Now all we need to start construction in the Surf Coast Cultural Centre is support from other levels of government.

Can you take a few minutes to send an email to government representatives, asking them to support the Surf Coast Cultural Centre?

The easy to use tool on this page will automatically send your email to federal and state MPs, Senators and candidates who will be especially influential in helping to secure the next stage of funding. Your email will be sent directly to the inboxes of: Libby Coker, Stephanie Asher, Sarah Henderson, Dan Tehan, Richard Marles, Barnaby Joyce, Catherine King, Anthony Albanese, and Scott Morrison.

Your email will be most impactful if it’s personal, so while we’ve included some example text, it would be great if you could take a few minutes to explain why the Surf Coast Cultural Centre is important to you.

What does the project include?

Stage one works of the Surf Coast Cultural Centre, to be in Torquay’s Surf City precinct, will include:

  • A new library, triple the existing size, providing space for user groups and expanding our collections and programs
  • A new Australian National Surfing Museum and home for Surfing Victoria
  • Upgrading of the Multi Arts Centre, including arts makers’ spaces, rehearsal spaces,  for one of Australia’s most creative communities.
  • Recognition and celebration of Aboriginal heritage, art and surf culture
  • A new Visitor Information Centre

The centre will  support 800 total long-term jobs for the Great Ocean Road region, helping our communities recover from the pandemic.

Stage one is expected to be delivered in 2024, but we need funding to make it happen. Council is contributing $8 million and the site for the centre, and we need to secure $29 million in grants and pledges from state andfederal governments and private organisations.

How else can I get involved

First, use the tool on this page to send a quick email to your local state and federal MPs to tell them how important this project is for our community.

Then, here’s what else you can do:

  • Post to social media the benefits you can see the project delivering.
  • Write to local media outlets about the benefits of the project.
  • Chat with any other philanthropic organisations who might be interested in supporting this project.
  • Liaise with Council staff if you would like help communicating with your networks and community groups.

Visit the Surf Coast Cultural Centre project website for to see the plans and for more information.

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