| September 25, 2017
Renovation breathes new life into Inglewood’s Town Hall
• Works complete on the $2.15 million Inglewood Town Hall Hub redevelopment
• The Town Hall Hub will be used for community events and by local business
• The Coalition Government invested $500,000
The community of Inglewood near Bendigo in Victoria gathered today to celebrate the reopening of the historic Town Hall, with the $2.15 million restoration works now complete.
Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said that the refurbishment and extension of the Town Hall meant the hall could host new functions and community events, drawing more people to the region.
“This building is the heart of the community, and these upgrades mean it can serve generations to come,” Minister Nash said.
“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and improved community facilities is a big part of that.”
Federal Member for Murray Damian Drum joined the Inglewood community today and said that the reinvigorated Town Hall has also been developed to house small businesses.
“The new facilities will provide great opportunities to local business owners and entrepreneurs alike by increasing the available office space in the region,” Mr Drum said.
“I look forward to seeing what new wonderful business initiatives come out of the improved Town Hall hub.”
State member for Yan Yean Danielle Green said the Hub’s two-tiered extension now accommodates the Inglewood Goldfields Library and Inglewood Community Neighbourhood House.
“The project included the construction of a new community activity room, boardroom and office spaces, and upgrades to the kitchen facilities,” Ms Green said.
“It is great to see how much the Town Hall building has transformed, becoming a great multi-purpose hub for the whole community to enjoy.”
Mayor of Loddon Shire Council Neil Beattie said that the Town Hall Hub will encourage regional groups and organisations to visit Inglewood, house major functions and help foster new businesses.
“These new facilities will have a tremendous benefit to the community for a long time to come,” Cr Beattie said.
“This project, which would not have come to fruition without the joint financial backing of Australian, state, and local Governments, along with a generous contribution from the Inglewood and District Community Bank, opens many wonderful opportunities for hosting a range of social and business functions.”
This project was jointly funded by the Federal Coalition Government ($500,000), the Victorian State Government ($500,000), the Loddon Shire Council ($1,050,000), and Bendigo Bank ($100,000).