Fixing the Roof at the Court House

The Minister for Planning, Lizzie Blanthorn, this week announced $124,000 for conservation works at the former Daylesford Court House.

The funding will pay for the replacement of damaged and undersized gutters, repair and replacement of rusted down pipes, repairs to sections of the damage slate roofing tiles and repairs to the windows.

The funding is part of the Living Heritage Program that will provide $2.2 million towards 18 new projects across Victoria.

The court house was build in 1863 to replace a smaller court house that was built on the site only a few years prior. It was decommissioned in 1986 and is now part of the Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre and the home of Hepburn U3A.

Heritage plays a large part in Victoria’s liveability and contributes approximately $2.4 billion each year towards Victoria’s tourism industry and supports 184,800 jobs.

The Living Heritage Program is the largest ever State Government investment in Victoria’s heritage and provides grants for conservation works to at risk State heritage listed places and objects included in the Victorian Heritage Register.

Work on the Court House will commence later this year.

DNC Joke of the Week

One day, Danny went to an auction. While there, he bid on a parrot.

He really wanted this bird, so he got caught up in the bidding. He kept on bidding, but he kept being outbid, so he bid higher and higher.

Finally, after he bid way more than he intended, he won the bid – the parrot was his at last!

As he was paying for the parrot, he said to the Auctioneer “I sure hope this parrot can talk. I would hate to have paid this much for it, only to find out that he can’t talk!”

“Don’t worry,” said the Auctioneer. “He can talk all right. Who do you think kept bidding against you?”