HERITAGE ACT: HISTORIC COURTHOUSE RESTORATION
Restoration of former courthouse. Works include; brick underpinning, repair and repointing, repair and replacement of floors, repair of slate roof and associated rainwater goods, re-arrangement of fittings to create disabled access and new kitchen fitout as described in the schedule of repairs and drawings 1-3 (dated January 2012) by Wendy Jacobs and structural documentation for project; J616 prepared by Lewis & Associates, as endorsed by the Executive Director and forming part of this permit. Source
CANDY BROAD, MP.
Rochester’s Former Court House will undergo repairs, to make it safe for the Rotary Club of Rochester and the Rochester community’s organisations and clubs to use these facilities,” Ms Broad said. The Former Court House, erected in 1889, was the second court house to be erected in Rochester, an important town along the Melbourne-Bendigo-Echuca railway line, which opened in 1864. The three-roomed courthouse designed by the Public Works Department and built by T. Walsh, is constructed of red brick with polychromatic decorative detailing. Since its closure 20 years ago the red brick building, included in the Victorian Heritage Register (VHR), has had minimal use and little maintenance.
The refurbished brickwork following the realignment of the north west corner
Additional details covering the renovation works are available here (well not quite).