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Today I had the pleasure of officially opening the South Hobart Living Arts Centre with Senator the Hon Eric Abetz and Acting City of Hobart Lord Mayor, Alderman Ron Christie.

The South Hobart Living Arts Centre is a new arts and community hub located in the former South Hobart Primary School building at 408 Macquarie Street, South Hobart which I have personally supported since its inception.

The Centre will offer affordable office spaces, rehearsal spaces and performance venues for artists, arts organisations and community groups.

The project is a result of strong support from the Federal, State and local governments.

The Tasmanian Government was pleased to be able to support the establishment of the Centre through the sale of the site and with a grant of over $500,000.

The Federal Government committed funds of $1.65 million to the development in 2015 after undertaking a feasibility study and the project has also been supported by the City of Hobart.

This Centre exemplifies the way in which government, at all levels, can support innovative communities and make projects like this one become a reality.

The South Hobart Living Arts Centre will contribute to the local economy, local employment, and importantly, Tasmania’s flourishing arts scene.

The Tasmanian Government is a strong supporter of the cultural and creative industries. More than 9 000 Tasmanians are directly employed in the cultural and creative industries or in cultural and creative occupations, with countless more employed indirectly through the related tourism, hospitality and retail sectors.