Join me to reopen the fully restored Erskineville Town Hall this weekend.
The town hall has been a community hub in the heart of the Erskineville shopping area since 1938, and the City has finished its restoration work in time for the building's 75th anniversary.
The brick facade and parapets have been restored, with gas-powered air-conditioning and solar powered energy. An access ramp at the main entrance makes the building more accessible for everyone.
Erskineville Town Hall is listed on the City's heritage register as a fine example of the growth of small municipal councils in NSW during the 1870s to 1940s and is one of three town halls from the same period â”€ the others are at Petersham and Rockdale â”€ that feature art deco influences, a central clock tower and a classical entry portico.
This is our third stage of works to refurbish the building. In 2005 we painted the interior and laid new carpet. In 2008 we refurbished the building amenities and created a neighbourhood service centre.
Come along on Saturday, between 10am-1pm, for a guided tour and learn about the City's work in the area with an update on the Ashmore precinct.
We will soon start work to create a pedestrian link to Sydney Park and the station, and works in Sydney Park to create waterscaped links between the wetlands.