Restoration works at the Kyneton Town Hall will commence next month, thanks to the federal government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program.
Macedon Ranges Shire Council received $1,441,261 through the fund, allocating $632,989 to the restoration of the Town Hall.
Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters has called for further investment from the federal government whilst detailing the local works today.
“It’s fantastic to see upgrades and maintenance on some of the region’s most historic and well-known buildings but we need more funding.
“The list of desired projects far outweighs the funding allocated and I urge the Government to increase their investment in this space.
“This fund should be increased and annual - not a once off,” Chesters said.
Restoration works to the Kyneton Town Hall facade including repairs to various architectural elements and painting in heritage colours to restore the heritage value of the building.
Works would also include new lighting, to be used to highlight the Kyneton Town Hall as a prominent heritage building in Kyneton.
Macedon Ranges Shire Council is funding an additional $300,000 to undertake chimney restoration works, window renewals, re-rendering and painting, fascia, gutter and stormwater renewals on the south side of the Kyneton Town Hall.
The Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program supports local councils to deliver priority local road and community infrastructure projects across Australia, supporting jobs and the resilience of local economies to help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funding is allocated to local councils who then selected projects across the council area.
“These works are important for improving safety, as well as boosting economic and social outcomes in the region,” Chesters said.
“I look forward to seeing the completed restoration of the Kyneton Town Hall later this year.”