Work begins on Town Hall makeover

February 16, 2017 by  

One of Randwick’s most prominent heritage-listed buildings is to receive a makeover.

Work has begun on upgrades to the Randwick Town Hall, which is one of the area’s most recognisable buildings and has long been a popular image on postcards promoting the local area.

Stage One of the makeover will include reroofing of the structure’s Francis Street wing and the Main Hall, new interior finishes and the installation of a lift to adhere to modern accessibility standards.

Mayor of Randwick, Noel D’Souza said the Randwick Town Hall has been a key civic building in the area since 1882 and has hosted many important functions.

He said its role covered more than just Council activities, with the venue also being host to fundraising and theatre events, citizenship ceremonies and election polls.

The Mayor said he was delighted to see the upgrade works begin, and said the Randwick Town Hall project is an important aspect of the capital works programme, adding that the upgrade is much-needed to ensure better accessibility and safety for the public.

Mayor D’Souza was excited Council was finally able to move ahead with the upgrade, which he believes will revive the historic structure and ensure it will continue to remain a much-loved icon in the community for another century.

The full upgrade will be undertaken dependent on funding availability. However, the first stage of repairs, including the new lift and reroofing, is expected to be complete by July this year.