Drouin council office gutted, stripped in renovation [Incl. gallery]
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By // 20:16, Tuesday 27 January 2015

drouin council office stripped 27 jan 2015 by william pj kulich for warragul baw baw citizen 3

WORKERS have stripped the Baw Baw Shire’s office in Drouin of all internal and external walls and its roof as part of “renovations” ahead of several council departments moving in later this year.

Pictured: the office this afternoon. Photos by author.

The new office will be open plan, though not quite as open as the building is at present.


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When renovations are complete Baw Baw will close its office on Smith Street, Warragul, and move the Community Assets, Community Services and Growth and Economic Development directorates to Drouin.

The plan was announced in March last year and the tender awarded to Kubale Constructions at a confidential council meeting on 17 December.

Up to 140 staff will work from the renovated office.

In a media release in December Baw Baw mayor Debbie Brown said councillors had unanimously supported the $3,395,000 project.

The building home to the Buln Buln Shire Council until amalgamation in the early 1990s.

drouin council office stripped 27 jan 2015 by william pj kulich for warragul baw baw citizen 6

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drouin council office stripped 27 jan 2015 by william pj kulich for warragul baw baw citizen 2

drouin council office stripped 27 jan 2015 by william pj kulich for warragul baw baw citizen 4


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3 responses to “Drouin council office gutted, stripped in renovation [Incl. gallery]”

  1. Daryl says:

    It is a pity the council won’t spend a bit more on there roads, I am shore the people that drive on them would be much happier

  2. Di says:

    as a member of staff for the Shire of Buln Buln in the 1980’s, these pictures are amazing to see – who would have thought that construction would begin all over again!! Let’s hope all goes to plan.

  3. John says:

    i wonder where the 180 car parking spaces will come from. Not to mention spaces for community groups using the facility and ratepayers paying their dues.?