ACT Arts Minister Joy Burch said the expansion was based on recent community consultation which underlined the important place Lanyon holds among Canberrans.
"Lanyon is a popular place with locals and visitors to Canberra who are looking to immerse themselves into our region's heritage, which is why we consulted the community about how we can best use this historic precinct," Ms Burch said.
"Following the successful consultation earlier this year that attracted a range of interesting comments from the community, I am keen to move ahead to progress options for further community use of this precious heritage precinct and the opportunities it has on offer."
Ms Burch said the consultation confirmed that while the events and activities currently held at Lanyon are considered to be of a high quality, there was strong interest in expanding and diversifying these programs.
"The $230,000 over three years announced in the Budget will go to support a range of the proposals that have come directly from the community.
"These include expanded garden-based programs and events, more community use of the former Nolan Gallery building, higher profile promotion of Lanyon as a major attraction in South Canberra, and better access to areas within the Heritage Precinct."
Ms Burch today released the first stage report on consultation on community activities at Lanyon, which summarises the consultation process and the ideas that were put forward.
"A second stage report to be released in the coming weeks will examine the feasibility of ideas suggested, both from the perspective of the use of the heritage site, their potential popularity and the level of resourcing they would require."
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