CIVIC HALL IS NOMINATED FOR HERITAGE LISTING
Last Friday 13th Febraury 2015 on Community Radio Voice Fm’s World Radio Program, President of the Art Deco and Modernism Society Of Australia, Robin Grow announced that the Society has lodged a nomination for the Ballarat Civic Hall to be included on Victoria’s Heritage Register.
The Civic Hall was nominated once before in 2012 by Ballarat’s Heritage Watch but failed to be accepted for Heritage Listing citing that it had Local significance only. Heritage Victoria recommended that it should be listed on the Ballarat City Council’s own listing in its Heritage Overlay as it had considerable Local Significance rather than State Significance.
Since then after considerably more research more evidence supporting its potential for State Significance has been revealed. The Ballarat Civic Hall was the first hall to be built in Victoria which broke away from the traditional concept of being attached to a council office and administration building which is of Architectural significance. It was the first stand alone Multi-purpose Hall that occupied its own site and thus set a precedent for many other Civic Halls around Melbourne and other parts of the state. The Art Deco and Modernism Society feel that The Civic Hall is a worthy candidate for Heritage Listing.
The date for the hearing has yet to be announced. We will post more information as it becomes available. Here is the Heritage Victoria Hearings link:
You might like to view the website for The Art Deco and Modernism Society of Australia and keep up to date with their news on their conservation work throughout Australia.
REGULAR SEGMENT ON COMMUNITY RADIO 99.9 VOICEFM
The Civic Hall will be the topic of a regular monthly segment on Community Radio 99.9 Voice Fm and will be on air again this Friday 19th February at around 11.10am. The segment is presented by Alan Steinman as part of Community Voices.
Catch up on all the Civic Hall News and the program will feature interviews, information and the music of the Civic Hall Performers.
Tune in to 99.9 FM on your dial. If you are not near a radio you can get streaming on your computer by downloading the App and listen to 99.9 VoiceFM Community Radio anytime and catch the program. Just copy and paste this link into your browser:
THE COMMUNITY DESIGN PROCESS CONTINUES
The future of the Civic Hall relies on you! At the Open Door Studio in the foyer of the Civic Hall, the consultants are now entering the design phase of the process and need your feedback.
The Community Workshops took place two weeks ago and lots of ideas and concepts have been gathered and they will now begin to develop the designs. Please keep calling in to the Civic Hall foyer to see the latest developments. If you have not visited the foyer yet there are some great displays to view and the consultants are always happy to hear your views on the future of the Civic Hall.
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