THE Mount Alexander Shire has begun conservation works on Castlemaine's heritage-listed Market Building.
It is the latest in a string of projects on the Mostyn Street building over recent years.
This round will involve repairs to doorways, cleaning of the facade and assessments of a sandstone plinth in preparation for future restorations. Works should be completed by December.
The building was opened in 1862 and was originally one of three local markets.
It is now considered one of the shire's most significant heritage-buildings because of its broad architectural, social and cultural importance.
It currently houses a visitor information centre.
The centre is currently closed because of COVID-19 social distancing restrictions. It is expected to remain closed for the next six weeks at least.
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