Maryborough Town Hall

Contractors have commenced work to replace and upgrade the electrical switchboards and emergency lighting systems at the Maryborough Town Hall.

Once complete, the Town Hall can be re-opened for community use again.

The $539,639 contract is being delivered by EPM&C Pty Ltd.

The project is being funded by the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

The Town Hall is a valued community asset with architectural significance as a notable and largely intact example of a late nineteenth century provincial town hall, and as a major public building designed by the prominent Melbourne architect George Johnson.

To complement the project, officers are also working on a full audit of the building against the Building Code and Disability Discrimination Act and investigating Heritage Conservation elements to develop a short, medium and long-term strategy to bring the building up to contemporary standards.

Long term, Council will continue to seek funding opportunities that would see us be able to restore the Town Hall to its former glory. Additional funding would allow us to carry out additional upgrade works so that the Hall could be more widely used and open more often.

These additional upgrade works would include creation of a function and modernised performance space, regional conferencing facilities as well as community and creative industry spaces.

The Maryborough Town Hall forms a central part of the full civic upgrade planned for Maryborough which will support the town to further cement its role as a regional centre, serving communities across the area in terms of access to new, high quality cultural, civic and wellbeing opportunities.