AN arts and culture hub will be established at New Norfolk’s Willow Court under a proposal given in-principle support at last night’s monthly meeting of the Derwent Valley Council. In one of five agenda items dealing directly with the former convict hospital site, the council agreed to enter negotiations to allow the Salamanca Arts Centre to manage two key buildings in the council-owned section of the property.
In two items proposed by the Friends of Willow Court, the council approved that group’s calendar of events for 2019-20, but declined to proceed with its Expression of Interest in the site. Councillors instead encouraged the Friends to work with the Salamanca Arts Centre, noting the similarities between their propositions.
The agenda documents for the open section of the meeting can be viewed at the council chambers in New Norfolk or on the council website.