Conservation repair works will start on the Bendigo Town Hall this month.
The restoration works will include significant roof, window and door repairs, painting, repairs to the external façade including the removal of existing paint and the application of a new coating system to protect the exterior of the building.
City of Greater Bendigo council’s Andy Walker said due to its age, the restoration works are important.
“Our public heritage buildings are one of Greater Bendigo’s best assets and it’s important to undertake regular conservation works to protect and maintain them,” Mr Walker said.
“The Bendigo Town Hall is one of Greater Bendigo’s most iconic heritage buildings and since the mid 1990s we have invested considerable funds to not only revitalise the building inside and out, but also to maintain it so that it can continue to be enjoyed and used by the people of Greater Bendigo.
“This latest round of conservation works will be undertaken in several stages over the next few years commencing with the roof repair work. This work will see the removal and replacement of the boxed guttering, repairs to the roof framework and roof slates.
The council is funding the roof repairs which are expected to cost about $450,000 and are expected to be completed by February.