Maitland City Council is unlikely to float a lifeline to the Lochinvar School of Arts hall.
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.