In March 2017 the Gawler Community Gallery made a representation to Council requesting Council consider providing the group with the upper level of the Visitor Information Centre building for use as a permanent Community Gallery. The organisation envisaged obtaining external funding for the installation of a lift to allow greater accessibility to the space.
Council supported the concept, in principle, subject to several conditions; one such condition being obtaining external funding for a lift. Unfortunately no such funding source has been identified. Council does not have the funds available to support a lift installation at this time therefore any use of the facility would require access via the current external stairway.
Council is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from the Gawler Arts Community to understand the interest in the location and for what purpose and to ascertain if there are any opportunities for co-location or use. The type of fittings suitable for the space is likely to be hanging rails, gallery lighting, movable petitions etc.
The EOI process is being undertaken:
- As an exploratory process to assist Council in assessing its risk exposure in allowing community use of the facility; and
- To ensure that Council observes the principles identified under the Local Government Act 1999 SA,
Interested organisations must submit an EOI on the appropriate forms available for download below or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or from Gawler Administration Centre 43 High St Gawler East. Applicants will have to identify their intended use of the location, any changes they wish to make to the building and any fixtures and fittings they would install to meet their functionality requirement for the space (all works, fixtures and fittings to be at the cost of the organisation submitting the EOI).
Important note: Council reserves the right to decline any or all Applicants request for use of the facility for any specific purposes based on the findings of the EOI process. An indicative date for occupation of the space, subject to Council resolving to proceed with a tenancy, would be no earlier than April 2019.
Expressions of Interest must be lodged by 5pm Friday 19 October 2018 via the following methods:
E-mail - email@example.com
Post – PO Box 130 Gawler SA 5118
Over the counter – Gawler Administration Centre, 43 High St, Gawler East
For more information please contact Connie Hall on 08 8522 9211.