Nambucca Heads Library and Cultural Precinct Concept

The redevelopment of the Nambucca Heads Library, that encompasses the Courtyard and Small Hall of the Nambucca Community and Arts Centre, is now underway with a planned completion date of June 2022. This date may extend depending upon weather conditions during the construction phase.

During the construction period the existing library will be accommodated in the Main Hall until such time as the redeveloped library can be reoccupied. The works will also require the closure of the Small Hall and Courtyard whilst these spaces are redeveloped. This means that both halls are unavailable for use. Note however that the Stringer Gallery will still be open for gallery visitors.

At the completion of the project, and the library relocates back, the Main Hall will become available for hire again. The Small Hall will be redesigned to include meeting rooms that can also be booked. However no future bookings for any of the facilities can be taken at this stage.

Plans for the redevelopment can be viewed on the Nambucca Valley Council website.

The Nambucca Community and Arts Centre

The Nambucca Community and Arts Centre (NCAC) is located in Ridge Street, Nambucca Heads between the Library and the Post Office.

 

The centre is a council-owned building managed by a voluntary Committee of Management comprising:

 

 

Parking

There is ample off street parking on Ridge Street and a roof top car park above the Seascape Shopping Centre complex across the road from the centre.

History

The original wooden building dating from 1896 was destroyed by fire in 1937. The re-building took three years and the Centre was re-opened on 11 March 1940. Bicentennial funding in 1988 saw the addition of a foyer, art Gallery and kitchen.

 

The building was known as the Nambucca Entertainment Centre until 2015 when it was renamed as the Nambucca Community and Arts Centre to better reflect usage of the building. In more recent times the Main Hall has been completely renovated, a new public address system is now in place and solar panels have been installed on the roof of the building. A great deal of the funding for these improvements have been obtained by grant applications over the past few years.

Main Hall Features

The Main Hall is suitable for concerts, plays, meetings, expos etc. and comprises the following: