Gallery roof goes up

The Collie Art Gallery is bathed in a sea of scaffolding as preparations are being made for the installation of its roof.

Construction is currently on schedule with the roof sheeting expected to be complete by the end of the month, followed by the installation of wall frames, internal walls and external doors and windows.

The lock-up stage of the project is expected to occur early December, after which the internal fit-out including cabinetry and tiling can commence.

The Collie Gallery Group will begin its final fit-out once construction is complete, ready to open its doors in the early months of 2015.

Preparations are already well underway for the first year of programs and events.