Coo-ee Heritage Centre upgrades

  • Project typeUpgrades
  • Project scheduleCompleted
  • Contractor nameDubbo Terrazzo and Concrete Industries

Coo-ee Heritage Centre- Now Open!
In an exciting milestone for the Gilgandra Cultural Precinct, the doors of the Coo-ee Heritage Centre re-opened on 26 September 2022. The Visitor Information, Coo-ee March Gallery and Art Gallery opened initially with further galleries, landscaping and the local Aboriginal experience of The Meeting Place following.

The Project: 
In 2019, Council was successful in a NSW Government’s Regional Cultural Fund (RCF) grant for the Gilgandra Cultural Precinct (GCP). This included upgrades to the Coo-ee Heritage Centre, Joy Trudgett Gallery, as well as the Windmill Walk, linking the CBD, Rural Museum and Coo-ee Heritage Centre.

In line with Council’s strategic planning documents, the Coo-ee Heritage Centre (CHC) is committed to offer a well-represented and functional visitor centre and cultural experience to residents and visitors.

This grant followed extensive Council and community consultation and the development of Council’s Gilgandra Cultural Precinct Strategic Plan which focusses on 3 key themes within Gilgandra: 

  • Military heritage, including Cooee March
  • Landscape, including the natural environment and farming
  • Aboriginal heritage

 The main outcomes and priorities focus on: 

  • Generating local community ownership and pride
  • Being a visitor destination
  • Support and encouragement for local and regional cultural and artistic expression
  • Understanding, knowledge and respect for local history, heritage and environment
  • The economic benefit to Gilgandra Shire

Community consultation saw 96% of respondents agree with the future direction of the CHC.

There were regular community sessions and opportunities to Have Your Say as Council progresses through the various stages of the project.

Concept Designs


Front view


Side view


Rear view


Joy Trudgett Gallery

Revised drawings






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