The Victorian Government has announced funding of $500,000 for works at the historic Creswick Town Hall through its Regional Infrastructure Fund – Stimulus Round.

The Creswick Town Hall was built in 1876 a magnificent two storey National Trust classified building, with a tower and clock. The interior of the building is notable for the magnificent classic winding staircase of local Basalt.

Mayor, Cr Lesley Hewitt, said that the 145-year-old town hall is a central and much-loved part of the township of Creswick.

“The town hall is an active part of the community and is used widely by community groups and the public,” said Cr Hewitt.

The works will include roof plumbing, electrical upgrades, painting and fixing some structural issues.

“The restoration of the Creswick Town Hall is important to the residents of the township and beyond. It’s an iconic community asset that warrants this investment and restoration,” said Cr Hewitt.

Council will contribute $148,000 to the project and construction is due to commence in May 2022.