Opened 17 November 2012, the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre features the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery and World Heritage Exhibition which is devoted to education about the distinctive environment, history and culture of the Blue Mountains region. The Cultural Centre is co-located with the new Katoomba Library.
The Cultural Centre showcases innovative, diverse, distinctive and creative cultural programs for enjoyment by residents of, and visitors to, the Blue Mountains.
Built on the highest point in Katoomba with panoramic views of the World Heritage area, it links the main shopping precinct on Katoomba Street through enhanced pedestrian connections.
Being the first publicly owned and managed, purpose designed facility of the arts to be constructed in the Blue Mountains, it is expected that the development will significantly contribute to the improvement of the economic health and cultural vitality of the Blue Mountains and the surrounding regions.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday to Friday – 10am – 5pm
Saturday + Sunday – 10am – 4pm
Public Holidays – 10am – 2pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)
Additional features of the Cultural Centre include:
- Foyer – providing cultural and visitor information
- Theatrette/Seminar room – for seminars, talks and presentations
- Multi-purpose Workshop room – for educational public programs
- Cultural Centre Restaurant / Café – for fine food and outdoor dining
- Cultural Centre Shop – providing quality craft and mementos of the Blue Mountains Region
- Two public courtyards and a scenic viewing platform – providing opportunities for outdoor events and spectacular views over the Jamison Valley
The project, on the former TAFE site in Katoomba, is a collaborative enterprise between the Council, the New South Wales Government and the Coles Group, with funding support from the Federal Government.
View Blue Mountains Cultural Centre poster here.
Coles Group Property Developments Ltd is the developer of the mixed use development project in partnership with Blue Mountains City Council and the NSW Government.
The Project Architects are Hassell Pty Ltd in Joint Venture with Scott Carver Pty Ltd
- NSW Government
- Blue Mountains City Council
- Australian Government