Thursday, April 11, 2013

Council to restore town hall to its past splendour

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Maitland is on the threshold of taking some important steps in the preservation of its heritage.
During the next four years Maitland City Council will carry out restorative work on the Morpeth Court House, Maitland Technical College and the town hall under its conservation management plan.
Some of the most visible work will take place in the town hall foyer where council plans to rip out a cloak room – beneath the historic staircase – and ticket office.
The plans, which also address rising damp in the three buildings, went on public exhibition in June.
Council heritage officer Clare James has recommended councillors endorse the plans so the public can assess the details one last time.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury,