INGLEWOOD'S under-utilised town hall is set to be transformed into a business and community hub with the support of $500,000 in state government funding.
New multi-purpose rooms, a reception and office area and new heating and cooling will add to the revamp.
The project will cost $2.15 million in total.
Member for Swan Hill Peter Walsh made the additional funding pledge and declared the hall would be restored to its former glory.
“As one of the original buildings in this historic gold-rush town, the Inglewood Town Hall desperately needs a facelift,” Mr Walsh said.
“The 1883 hall, with its spectacular chiming clock, is the centrepiece of the town and is considered one of the most iconic buildings in the Loddon region.
“However, like many ageing community facilities in regional and rural areas, the hall has fallen into disrepair in recent years and is not fulfilling its potential.”
Mr Walsh said the redevelopment would bring new businesses, community services and tourism opportunities to Inglewood.
The state government has committed a total of $900,000 for the hall. The Loddon Shire Council has provided $650,000 along with a $500,000 contribution from Regional Development Australia and $100,000 from Loddon Community - Bendigo Bank.