Senator Eric Abetz

Liberal Senator for Tasmania

Old South Hobart Primary School building gets new lease on life

The opening of the South Hobart Living Arts Centre will provide an affordable space for artists, artistic groups and the wider community to gather following a $2.15 million redevelopment.

The heritage listed Old South Hobart Primary School School building in South Hobart had been given a new lease on life. The project was funded following a feasibility study found it was a worthwhile investment.

“Today’s opening of the new South Hobart Living Arts Centre is welcome and will build stronger links between the South Hobart community and the arts sector,” Senator Abetz said.

“This centre will provide the community with another place to learn about art, see the works of local and overseas artists, and to undertake training. I am pleased that this heritage building will have a new purpose in continuing to serve the community.”

“It’s great to see such an important community asset reopen to the public, and I am sure local businesses and residents will enjoy the new visitors to the area.”

“The Federal Liberal Government is dedicated to delivering economic growth to Tasmania by building a stronger and more diverse economy,” Senator Abetz concluded.

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