The Foundation welcomes the City of Newcastle’s increased funding commitment of $16.2 million to the proposed Newcastle Art Gallery Expansion. The Lord Mayoral Minute requesting the funding increase was unanimously supported by Councillors on 23rd of February 2021.
The expansion remains a priority project for the City of Newcastle and the increased Council commitment brings this important project another step closer to realisation.
This follows the Foundation increasing its pledge to the expansion project last year to $10million following the transformational bequest from the late Foundation Governor, Valerie Ryan. The Foundation has also committed to assisting with fundraising towards a further $2.5 million to support the project.
The Foundation is continuing to work closely with the Gallery, the City of Newcastle and the Lord Mayor’s Expansion Working Party to advocate for State and Federal government support to fill the remaining $10million gap.