Newcastle - City Hall restoration

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As one of our city’s most iconic heritage buildings, Newcastle City Hall speaks volumes of our proud past and who we are as a city. Opened in 1929, it is one of Newcastle’s most prestigious buildings and the heart of historic Civic Precinct.

We have been undertaking much needed conservation work on the historic building since 2009 with extensive restoration on the eastern facade, the clocktower and the southern facade including driveway ramps all complete. The large-scale restoration protects the heritage of the State Heritage listed building and helps reduce on-going maintenance costs.

Works were undertaken to refurbish the western sandstone façade of the iconic building including windows, lead flashing, waterproof membranes, timber doors and lighting. Work on the northern façade, including restoration of windows, repairing of rendered wall finishes and repainting has also occurred. This finishing touches have now been complete, including the comissioning of the new facade lighting.

Conservation work was also undertaken by Stone Mason and Artist Pty Ltd, who were responsible for the City Hall clock tower restoration.

This large-scale restoration will reduce future maintenance costs and is part of the City Hall Conservation Management Plan adopted in 2008.

Visit the City Hall website for more information on the history of this important building.


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