Brave battle: Tallarook and local brigades fought hard to control the blaze that destroyed the Tallarook Mechanics Institute on Saturday night. Photo: Mathew Ridge

By Joshua Wells

EXCLUSIVE: THE Mitchell Shire Council is expected to receive up to $200,000 from the state government to help rebuild the Tallarook Mechanics Institute.

During a public meeting on Tuesday, May 15, Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes made the announcement to assist in the rebuild.

The funds will come from Community Support Fund and will be directed to the Mitchell Shire Council in the coming weeks.

The Mitchell Shire Council was contacted for comment.

More in the North Central Review on Tuesday, May 22.