Conservation Works for Sydney Town Hall

The City is undertaking a long-term plan to restore, conserve and protect the Sydney Town Hall.

Major work to restore and conserve the façade of Town Hall, one of the city's oldest and most prestigious heritage buildings, will begin shortly. The work will renew the external stone, the windows and clock faces and provide sustainable lighting to create a more pleasant night setting.

The clocktower, including the dome and ten belfry columns, will be reinforced to ensure it can enjoyed by future generations and new LED lighting will highlight the carved sandstone and reduce energy use by 50 per cent.

While work is in progress, Town Hall will be wrapped in a custom made, photographic mesh. The state of the art mesh wrap is 100 per cent recyclable.

This restoration builds on award winning work between 2008 and 2010 to overhaul Town Hall's interior and bring the building into the twenty first century. Council endorsed a four-year program of conservation works valued at $33 million last August. The work is based on 12 months of careful research and surveys by heritage architect Jackson Teece.

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