The Town will provide a subsidy for the centre co-ordinator’s wage of $55,572, with an annual increase by CPI until 2016, and has also increased its annual donation to the centre by $1000 to $11,000 for another three years.
Situated at 12 Kent Street in East Victoria Park, the centre started in 1994 and council began supporting it with an annual donation of $2000 in 1997, gradually increasing to $10,000 in 2002.
The first subsidised wage it provided was $31,388 in 2006 and this financial year the wage equates to $30 an hour for a 30-hour week.
The previous co-ordinator resigned last September and the new employee will be an arts administrator tasked with meeting the objectives and targets in the centre’s new three-year management plan.
This term the centre offers a range of day and evening arts and crafts courses.