The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to repair the historic Winchelsea Globe Theatre.
Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today announced the Surf Coast Shire Council will receive a grant for urgent timber repairs to joinery and exterior trim, roof repairs and treatment of rusted pressed metal ceilings.
The repairs are possible thanks to a $70,000 Living Heritage Grants Program.
The Globe Theatre, originally constructed as a performance hall in 1926 by the Lawrence Family, is currently used by local community groups and schools for a range of different events.
Once our work is complete, the Council plans to return the building to its early use as a public cinema.
The Winchelsea project is one of 20 at Heritage sites across Victoria receiving funding under the Living Heritage Grants Program.
The Living Heritage Grants Program supports the repair and conservation of ‘at risk’ heritage places and objects included in the Victorian Heritage Register.
The program provides opportunities for community and not-for-profit organisations, committees of management and local councils to obtain funding for heritage works.
Applications for the second round of the community heritage grants program are now open, and will close on 1 June 2017. For more information on these grants, please visit: http://www.dtpli.vic.gov.au/heritage/about-heritage-in-victoria/living-heritage-program
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“We’re taking action to ensure the future of this iconic site. Our heritage means so much to so many locals – it’s a reminder of our significant history and contributes to our sense of identity.”
“This work will protect this site from further deterioration for years to come.”
“I am very pleased that the Andrews Labor Government is funding the preservation of a piece of country Victorian history.”
“The Living Heritage grants are an investment in both the past and future and I look forward to seeing the Winchelsea Globe Theatre preserved for generations to enjoy.”