Hall Refurbishment

With $100,000 invested by the Brown Hill Partnership and $360,000 by the City of Ballarat, the Brown Hill Hall Refurbishment project is off to a great start.

25 July 2018

COUNCIL UPDATE: Very pleased to let you all know that works are about to commence on the Brown Hill Hall.

Update on the Brown Hill Hall Redevelopment Project:

  • The successful tenderer for the works is  4Front Construction, the tender was awarded at last week’s Council meeting;
  • The building permit has been applied for and the materials for the site are being prepared; and
  • Site fencing will be installed within the next 2 weeks

Please note:

  • The hall can be used throughout the build, however, there will be some noise from the build through working hours
  • The rear end of the car park will be blocked off for site hut and building materials for the duration of the project (please ensure that the site gate is not blocked)
  • If there are any questions please contact Rose Young on 5320 5586 or via email – roseyoung@ballarat.vic.gov.au
  • User groups cannot directly ask the builder to change something in the build, if they do, this may cause delays and/or additional cost

June 2018

The Brown Hill Hall refurbishment will be underway once Council approves the preferred contractor. The project is scheduled to take place between July and December 2018.

During the works, existing Hall bookings will continue. However, due to the uncertainty of the effect of the works on Hall users, no new bookings will be taken until the works are completed.

Hall users and those using the car park and Brown Hill Recreation Reserve should note the following:

Stage One – Creating a new entrance and toilets on the east (Brown Hill Hotel side) of the building. The rear section of the car park (from the main hall side-entrance towards the north - Yarrowee River/Brown Hill Oval side) and the storage room closest to the kitchen, will be off-limits.
Stage Two – Removing the existing toilets. The existing toilets and front entrance will be off-limits. Please note that the new entrance and toilets will already be complete. Hall users are expected to obey any signage and not block access to the work-site. Those using the hall should be mindful that there will be noise and the normal inconvenience that comes with building works (i.e., dust, etc.).

Please refer to this plan for further information: Restricted area Brown Hill construction.pdf

Please note that the contact for the Brown Hill Hall Committee is: hall@brownhill.vic.au

The next Hall Committee meeting is on Tuesday 19 June from 7.30 pm at the back of the hall. All welcome.

Find out more about the
Brown Hill Hall, including booking details.

December 2017

At the Brown Hill Community Partnership meeting on Tuesday 7 November, this update was presented:

  • Preliminary plans have been prepared and approved by the Brown Hill Hall Redevelopment Reference Group, these plans are now with the architect.
  • The extension of the building will encroach on land owned by the State Government. In-principle approval has been given with some provisions. The City of Ballarat is now waiting on formal advice.
  • The work on the Hall will be put to tender.
  • The project is to be completed by 30 June 2018, with minimal disruption to user groups.

At the meeting, requests were made to consider:

  • an external power connection;
  • access to water from the outside of the building.

October 2017

With a head-start of $100,000 from the Brown Hill Partnership, the Brown Hill Community Hall Refurbishment project has had yet another contribution. The City of Ballarat will invest an additional $80,000 to upgrade the existing toilet facilities. The project now has a confirmed budget to complete both Stage 1 and Stage 2. The overall amount committed to the project is currently $460,000. The City of Ballarat expects to deliver the project over the next 10 months.

November 2016

The Brown Hill Partnership Group (BHPG), supported through Council’s Engaging Communities Program (ECP), met on Tuesday, 8 November 2016. The group agreed to allocate financial support to the 'Contribution to Stage One of the Refurbishment of the Brown Hill Community Hall Project'.

Refurbishment of the Brown Hill Community Hall - Draft Plans: Stages 1 & 2 (PDF, 0.8MB), Stages 3 & 4 (PDF, 0.8 MB) .