The Broadmeadows town hall has re-opened, following a $25 million revamp.
The iconic building, which has been part of Broadmeadows for more than 50 years, has been transformed into a contemporary events and arts space. It also features commercial offices and a co-working space.
Hume mayor Carly Moore, who officially re-opened the building last Friday, said the restoration had completely transformed the building.
“The desire was to deliver a landmark modern facility, tailored to meet the needs of residents and businesses in Broadmeadows, Hume and Melbourne’s north,” she said.
“We are excited to unveil such a contemporary space which will serve our community as a wedding, corporate, private and community event venue for decades to come.”
The town hall opened in November, 1964 with a week-long arts festival. The hall cost about £450,000 to build, with the work taking 14 months.
The hall hosted a range of memorable events over the years including ACDC concerts in March and April 1975, as well as debutante balls, festivals, weddings and car shows.
“So many people have precious memories of this building and it was that nostalgia and community connection that fuelled this project to rejuvenate the venue for future generations,” Cr Moore said.
A community event to celebrate the re-opening will be held on Sunday, October 20, 1-4pm.