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Kyneton town hall facade works to restore heritage value

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RESTORATION works to the Kyneton Town Hall facade are set to commence this month, following a significant contribution from the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure program.

Macedon Ranges Shire Council received $1,441,261 through the program, allocating $632,989 to the restoration of the Kyneton Town Hall facade, including the installation of feature lighting.

Council is also funding an additional $300,000 to undertake targeted restoration works to the chimneys, window eaves, gutters and stormwater storage.

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Improvements to the hall’s exterior facade will complement and enhance the heritage aesthetic of the Kyneton township streetscape and ensure the longevity of the hall.

Council’s assets and operations director Shane Waldron said works would be undertaken to a high standard and ensure the facade remained true to character.

“This is an important project to preserve the Kyneton Town Hall. The work includes repairs to various architectural elements and to restore heritage value,” he said.

“Heritage architects will oversee the works on the facade. Council’s heritage advisor has approved aesthetic considerations, including paint colours, to ensure the history of this building is respected and enhanced.”

Works may disrupt pedestrian movement at the front of the building, and alternate routes will be signed.

Improvements to the building’s facade will contribute to the continued use of the hall as a vibrant cultural hub. The new exterior lighting will highlight the hall as a prominent heritage building in Kyneton.

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