Community consultation is ongoing on the proposed $5 million re-development of the Town Hall and Old Library in Coral Street, Victor Harbor.
It is proposed that the Town Hall and Old Library be turned into an Arts and Culture Centre.
There has been criticisms at council and in the community that the consultation is restricted to just the Coral Street site and the South Coast Choral and Arts Society was also unsure if the proposed design would suit its needs.
Greenfield sites and the Victa Cinema are other locations which have been mooted for an Arts and Culture Centre and another has been raised as a possibility. The stately, well preserved building The Lodge is the latest possible location. The Lodge on Adelaide Road was built in 1929 to provide a meeting place for the Freemasons.
Just over 10 years ago the building was purchased by Anthony Toop, Director of Toop and Toop Real Estate, and it was used as an office for the company. Last May, Toop and Toop relocated this branch of their business.
The building is currently offered with long term lease opportunities and has plenty of car parking space. Mr Toop said, to him, the Lodge was Victor Harbor. “It forms the gateway entrance to this stunningly beautiful town,” he said. “The Lodge must surely lend itself to being the ideal arts centre providing local artists the opportunity to exhibit their work permanently.”
Consultation concludes on Friday, February 16.