Koorliny Arts Centre Incorporated has handed the reins to Koorliny Arts Centre to the City of Kwinana after deciding it no longer wants to manage the venue after more than a decade. The award-winning theatre and entertainment venue was run by KACI since 2011, presenting a variety of shows, workshops and classes for people from all walks of life. As a not-for-profit incorporated organisation, the management board was responsible for overseeing centre operations. It recently told the city it no longer wanted to operate the centre. The city agreed to take it over to ensure local performances could continue and groups hiring it weren’t affected. The city took over day-to-day operations at Koorliny Arts Centre from July 1. Koorliny Arts Centre staff will be retained during the transition for continuity in day-to-day operations such as managing in-house programs, performance and venue hire bookings, ticket sales and promotion. Mayor Carol Adams said the centre was one of the city’s most valuable assets and the city was committed to ensuring it remains the “artistic heart of Kwinana”. “The City of Kwinana ... looks forward to working with the staff at the centre to ensure that the outstanding reputation and the current level of service to the community is maintained during this period,” Ms Adams said. She thanked the Koorliny Art Centre Board members for their passion and dedication over the years.