Following three years of planning and funding applications, the Civic Precinct Revitalisation Project, which includes the conversion of the current Civic Centre to the Edward "Weary" Dunlop Learning Centre, is well under way.
The project includes
- the transformation of the old Post Office to a modern new Customer Service Centre
- the restoration of the former Shire Offices to serve this and future Councils
- building the Edward "Weary" Dunlop Learning Centre on the site of the current Civic Centre.
The Civic Precinct Revitalisation project will provide for more efficient Customer Service in a central location, and a state-of-the-art learning centre that will benefit the whole community.
The funding for this $4.583million project is as follows:
$500,000 State Government (Living Libraries Program
$155,000 Federal Government (Regional & Local Community Infrastructure Program)
$620,000 Benalla Rural City: 2010/11 – cash on term deposit
$1,158,500 Federal Government (Regional Development Australia Fund)
$144,000 State Government (Heritage Victoria)
$406,000 Benalla Rural City : 2011/12 – cash on term deposit
$1,600,000 State Government (Local Government Infrastructure Program)