Hornsby Shire Council has adopted a plan to transform the heritage-listed Willow Park Community Centre in Hornsby into an arts and cultural centre with art studios, meeting rooms and exhibition spaces. The building will return to its original name, Wallarobba, an indigenous word meaning damp gully. Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre will meet the arts community’s demand for a creative hub located near public transport in central Hornsby.
The Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre will provide a home for local artistic groups such as Hornsby Art Society. Council will work with the community to make the best use of the available space. The centre will also be used as a meeting space for various groups and Council working groups such as the Hornsby Shire Arts Reference Committee. It is anticipated that the refurbishment works will commence in February 2010 and that Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre will be operational by May 2010.
Info: Hornsby Shire Council – Arts and Culture