Art Acquisition – Biennial

Project Name:                    Art Acquisition – Biennial

Proposed Status:               Purchase 2020/21

Previous Status:                 No change, annual allocation

Proposed Budget:              $15,000

Project Objective:              Asset addition

Project Justification:        Historically, the Gallery has been provided an acquisitions budget that has biennially been allocated to Tidal City of Devonport Art Award. The acquisition budget assists the Gallery develop its Permanent Collection of contemporary Tasmanian art, with all acquisition requests being endorsed by the Devonport Regional Gallery Advisory Board.

The Permanent Collection provides a vital resource to develop and curate exhibitions for the Gallery’s annual program. The Collection is traditionally classed as a cultural asset, and therefore non depreciating.

Project Scope:                  Complete acquisition of new collection item




Current Works & Projects

Bluff Headland – Handrail replacement and extension

The southern part of the path has a handrail, but a risk assessment has recommended that the handrail be extended to reduce the risk of falls. In addition, the existing handrail is approaching end of life and should be renewed at the same time.

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Current Works & Projects

298 Bellamy Road stormwater improvements

The project involves construction of new headwalls both upstream and downstream and extend the pipe downstream.

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Current Works & Projects

Mersey Main Road Stadium Crossing

Existing refuge island is inadequate to protect vulnerable road users as they attempt to cross busy Mersey Main Road against a peak traffic volume of 14,000 vehicle per day.

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