Master plans for Yarrawonga Shire Hall/Library progressing well

Published on 08 February 2021

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The final touches are now being added to the detailed designs for the shire hall/library precinct project.

Mayor Libro Mustica said a steering committee and community reference group had helped drive the direction and style of the master plan and met with the architects to give their feedback on the final designs to ensure it meets the needs of user groups and GV libraries.

“I am excited to see these plans come to life – as well as all abilities toilets in the new building there will be a state of the art commercial kitchen and large open plan areas which can be adapted for multiple uses and enhance the building’s frontage to Belmore Street,” Cr Mustica said.

“The shire hall itself will be upgraded to include all abilities toilets and a lift will be installed to allow access to the first floor; this will be the first time in the hall’s history where people of all abilities will be able to access and use all of the shire hall.”

Cr Mustica said unfortunately objections had been lodged with the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) in relation to the planning approval for the project and this would cause further delays and costs.

“But I am confident the project is a very compatible enhancement of this civic precinct and completely accords with the Crown grant requirement that the shire use the land for a public library,” he said.

“A hearing date is yet to be scheduled but we’ve asked the appeal be moved to the major cases list so the project is not further delayed and we can take advantage of the Victorian Government’s funding.”