Work has begun on the 100-year-old Avenel Memorial Hall revamp.
The historic building is undergoing major works, including the construction of three new meeting rooms, as well as a new kitchen, renewal of the main toilets and new ceiling to the main hall.
The meeting rooms, which are currently in the timber framing stage, will be located at the rear of the renovated hall.
The $400000 project consists of $300000 of funding from the Victorian Government’s Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund and $100000 from Strathbogie Shire Council.
Council has also separately funded the indent of footpath and carpark sealing in front of the hall, worth $36000.
Councillor Malcolm Little said the project was an exciting development for Avenel.
‘‘Along with the completed first stage of the Avenel Recreation Reserve and improved walking tracks, the Avenel Hall upgrade is certainly part of an over-arching plan for the town,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s a very exciting time for Avenel.’’
The Avenel Hall project is expected to be completed by November this year.