Stawell Town Hall given facelift

STAWELL - The exterior of Stawell Town Hall is set to be re-painted for the first time in more than twenty years.

As part of Northern Grampians Shire Council's ongoing maintenance program, the building will receive a facelift under the guidance of architect and heritage consultant Wendy Jacobs.

Local painter Ross McLoughlin has been awarded the contract for the work which will commence next week.

Cr Karen Hyslop said the project would enhance the appearance of the streetscape.

"The Town Hall is a real focal point of the Main Street and an attraction for tourists in the area, so it is important that we look after this asset," she said.

"We want the building to be something the community can be proud of and the work that's being undertaken will ensure it is looking its best."

Stawell Town Hall was constructed in 1872, under the guidance of Stawell Shire Engineer, John D'Alton. The clock tower was constructed later in 1939.

Building Projects Officer John Kindred said the community would not be able to access the Town Hall through the front doors while the facade and clock tower were being painted.

"Signage to alternative entrances will be in place until the works are completed," he said.

"We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank residents for their cooperation."

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