The City of Greater Bendigo is undertaking a project to install new heating and ventilation at the Eaglehawk Town Hall.
The Eaglehawk Town Hall is one of Eaglehawk’s most iconic heritage landmarks. It is also home to the community-led boutique Star Cinema.
City of Greater Bendigo Property Services Manager Andy Walker said the project which will commence this week will see new hydronic heating panels installed in the large hall area occupied by the Star Cinema to keep it warm and comfortable during the colder winter months.
“We are also installing an exhaust ventilation system to extract hot air and bring fresh air into the main hall to make it more pleasant in the warmer weather,” Mr Walker said.
“In addition reverse cycle split heating and cooling systems will be installed to the supper room and star cinema office located on the ground floor and the old council chamber, anti-room and mayoral chambers located on the first floor.
“We will work with the Star Cinema and other user groups to minimise any disruptions.
“Our public heritage buildings are one of Greater Bendigo’s best assets and it’s important to undertake projects like this so they continue to be enjoyed and used in comfort well into the future. This project complements recent tower, roof and general restoration works undertaken in the town hall precinct.”
The work has been contracted to Nicholson Construction and is expected to be completed by October 30, 2019. The City is funding the $744,500 project from both the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 budgets.