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Council lifts Newcastle Art Gallery expansion contribution to $16m | Newcastle Herald



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Newcastle councillors have agreed to increase the city’s contribution to the Newcastle Art Gallery expansion project to $16.2 million. Councillors voted unanimously on Tuesday to “support” a request from the gallery expansion working party to up the council’s share of the $39.2 million project from $10 million to help secure government funding. A lord mayoral minute to Tuesday’s meeting said the council had spent $3.6 million on the project and would spend another $2.9 million this year on site works. Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation has committed $10 million after receiving a bequest of the same amount from the estate of long-time supporter…

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