Place name: Ballarat Trades Hall

Location: Ballarat

Grant amount: $340,000

Grant recipient: Ballarat Regional Trades and Labour Council Incorporated

Type of project: Conservation Works

Funding program: Living Heritage Grants Program Competitive Stream Round 2 2017-18

Project duration: 27 November 2017 – 28 May 2018

Project summary

Urgent conservation works have restored the failing rendered façade of the Ballarat Trades Hall. Constructed in 1887-88 to the designs of prolific Ballarat architects James and Piper, and built by local contractors Leech and Outtrim, the three-storey mannerist building is a local landmark.

Trades Hall is used for training, to teach school children about workplace rights and safety, and as an affordable leasable venue for Ballarat’s many and diverse community groups.

Through the funding, dangerous falling and failing render has been removed and restored. The works have ensured the façade is stable, enhanced the Camp Street precinct in Ballarat and will preserve this important community asset for generations to come.

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