Preservation - Main Hall, Northcote Town Hall, Northcote(Harry Norris, 1932)
APRIL 2006 - Preservation NewsRe-modelling of the stage has been completed and the hall is now accessible from the stage. The space has been re-painted and cleared of stored furniture.
SUMMER 2005 - Preservation NewsADS and the National Trust have been working with the City of Darebin to preserve the stage area in the wonderful room at the Northcote Town Hall designed by Harry Norris.
Agreement has been reached that the stage will be split to enable access to the hall from the stage, and the wood panelling from the front of the stage will be re-used on the sides.
SPRING 2004 - Preservation NewsADS, the National Trust and the City of Darebin are still discussing the proposed changes to the stage area of a hall designed by noted architect Harry Norris within the Northcote Town Hall complex.
WINTER 2004 - Preservation NewsThe City of Darebin has a master plan for the redevelopment of the Northcote Town Hall complex, which includes a hall designed by Harry Norris. The original plan proposed that a link be provided between the rear of the stage to an exterior performance area, but the latest iteration proposes removal of the beautiful wooden stage altogether.
ADS, in conjunction with the National Trust, has objected and is discussing options with the Project Manager.