Keep in touch: Construction now underway for Narooma Arts and Community Centre

YOUNG TALENT: Moruya's Darcy Coppin is a finalist for this year's St Cecilia Scholarship.

YOUNG TALENT: Moruya's Darcy Coppin is a finalist for this year's St Cecilia Scholarship.

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In the shop this week there are some very lovely dresses for any one going to their year 12 formal. Some are near new and they are worth checking out. There are plenty of jewelry , watches and shoes to choose from to compliment your outfit. From Canberra there are several brand new Australian made Rider Driza Bone jackets at three quarter length with hoodies size small ,which would make a great gift idea for a Christmas present. Plenty of Christmas decorations , clothing and table linen available. Come and have a browse.

Conference reminder

The Far South Coast Group of the CWA of NSW would like to remind all CWA of NSW Branch participants from Batemans Bay to Eden that the Conference and AGM is taking place next Monday, November 29 at the Moruya Golf Club, Evans St Moruya. Arrive by 9.30am for commencement at 10am. This year the Conference & AGM are being hosted by the Moruya Branch. Covid-19 safety regulations apply.

St Cecilia concert

On Sunday, December 5, the annual St Cecilia Youth Music Scholarship will hold its final concert at St Bernards Church in Batehaven. The committee, which has held the scholarships for 26 years, received 34 applications from young musicians aged between 10 and 18 years of age.

From that group, the committee has chosen 12 finalists to play across two sections (classical and contemporary) at the concert. The scholarships are more than $5000. The concert will be held at 3pm. Tickets are $10 at the door; under 19s are free. Final awards will be announced at the concert.

Project underway

The project to construct Narooma Arts and Community Centre is now underway following the signing of the Funding Deed by both Narooma School of Arts and the NSW Government.

The costs of the project will be met by a $7.27m grant from the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery (BLER) Fund jointly funded by the NSW and Australian Governments.

Now that the deed is signed, architects CK Architecture have started on the detailed design work for the project with a team of structural and civil, electrical,mechanical and fire engineers.

"We're absolutely thrilled to be finally starting after months of negotiations and years of planning," Narooma School of Arts president Jenni Bourke said.

Detailed design work will take several months. The construction certificate and call for tenders will follow.

Work is scheduled to start on site about May 2022 with the centre due to open its doors in the second half of 2023.

Mrs Bourke said the project will have major community health and wellbeing benefits for the whole region as well as economic benefits through cultural tourism, training and job opportunities.

For more information about the project, visit the Narooma School of Arts website www.naroomaschoolofarts.com.au.