Town hall facelift kicks off Precinct project

August 21, 2017 by  

The Springvale City Hall is up and running following a $7.7m makeover.

Featured in many promotional postcards as a major city icon, the hall has played an important role in the lives of Springvale residents and, according to Greater Dandenong Mayor Jim Merneti, the transformation marks the beginning of a much larger project.

He said the hall upgrade was only stage one of what will be a new $50m Springvale Community Precinct hub, due for completion in 2020.

The project will include community meeting facilities, a new library, an outdoor space and a refreshing new-look City Hall Supper Room.

Work is scheduled to begin on the final stages next year, according to the Mayor, who said the redeveloped hall will allow many families to continue to make memories at the venue by attending special events. He noted that he and his wife Mary were married at the hall in 1992.

The Mayor continued:

“This is now a venue that could easily be used once again for weddings and functions of that calibre. It’s still got that old rich history but with modern facilities.”

Rebecca Jones, Council’s facilities co-ordinator, said the building now offers a number of additional benefits, including cooling and heating, new flooring in the main hall, LED lighting that changes colours and an acoustic system.

The main hall caters for up to 600 people downstairs, a further 200 on the balcony and another 200 in the Supper Room.