Friday, February 15, 2013

No lifeline likely for school of arts

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland City Council is unlikely to float a lifeline to the Lochinvar School of Arts hall.
A report by council corporate services executive manager Graham Tolhurst, for the consideration of councillors tomorrow night, states the ailing hall doesn’t fit the town’s planned population boom.
The hall was once home to a popular library and boxing gym but has suffered a decline in use and subsequent fall in revenue that has seen it succumb to the ravages of time.
Flaking paint reveals extensive dry rot in the weatherboards as well as drainage issues.
The Department of Primary Industries-Catchment and Lands NSW notified council of the opportunity to save the heritage-listed hall.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Feb. 11, 2013.