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Project History

Timeline

2017
22 February 2017 Project Brief for a Scoping Study & Masterplan for a new Hamilton Gallery and a dedicated building fund establishment resolved by Council.

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2018
11 April 2018 Council resolved to allocated a further $100,000 as well as advertise the Tender for the Scoping Study and Masterplan for NHG.

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14 June 2018 The tender received from Denton Corker Marshall Pty Ltd for $200,000 for the Master planning and Scoping Study for the NHG was resolved to be accepted by Council.

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19 September 2018 Consultation sessions held in the Gallery with Community focus groups.
26 September 2018 Consultation session held in the Gallery with SGSC Councillors.
29 October 2018 A public consultation session was held in the Ashworth Gallery regarding the project with approx 80 people in attendance.
19 November 2018 A public engagement meeting in the Performing Arts Centre regarding the project, with approx. 250 in attendance. This session was live-streamed via Council's social media and can be viewed here
12 December 2018 Council resolved to progress future planning and detailed site assessment on the delivery of the Hamilton Gallery at the southern end of Lake Hamilton. It was also resolved to progress the development of a detailed business case for the project.

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2019
14 August 2019 Council resolved to reconfirm its commitment to a dedicated building fund (Foundation) to be established for the project.

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11 September 2019 Council endorsed the Business Case for the project and made provision for $10 million in the Council long term financial planning.

Council also confirmed to develop and deliver a communications strategy behind the project.

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15 August 2019 Focus Group meeting held.
21 August 2019 Focus Group meeting held.
9 October 2019 Council resolved to initiate the process to establish a ROCO entity to assist delivery of the project.

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24 October 2019 Community Champions tours conducted in Hamilton Gallery with 20 community members attending over 3 sessions.

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2020
13 May 2020 Council resolved to establish a Skills Based Board as a ROCO entity, with a clear purpose of raising funds as well as operate the New Hamilton Gallery once built.

Council also appointed the three directors Mr Allan Myers AC QC, Ms Merran Kelsall and Mr Gordon Dickinson of the Board.

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20 May 2020 First meeting of the Hamilton Gallery Project Reference Group was held virtually due to Covid-19.
12 August 2020 Council resolved to undertake an assessment of a CBD location for the project.

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