Development Victoria

Geelong Performing Arts Centre helps to grow local jobs

24 Nov 2017

The Victorian Government’s $37.5 million Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) redevelopment will provide employment and training opportunities to some of Geelong’s most disadvantaged job-seekers. 

Today Kane Construction was at the site of the redevelopment to mark the start of demolition works and announce that they will be joining the G21 Region Opportunities for Work (GROW) initiative.

GROW was launched in 2016 by Give Where You Live Foundation and the G21 Region Alliance and supported by $1 million from the Victorian Government’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund. It connects businesses to job-seekers in areas of high unemployment rates.

In signing up to the program, Kane Constructions joins a wide range of organisations and businesses working together to reduce unemployment and tackle social and economic disadvantage in the Geelong region.

The Victorian Government’s GPAC redevelopment will transform the 36-year-old arts centre inside and out – with a striking new and accessible entrance, expanded facilities, and new foyers, bars, rehearsal studios and creative development spaces. 

The project is expected to create more than 100 local jobs and be a major driver of the revitalisation of Geelong’s CBD and economic growth in the region.