Restora­tion project starts

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Restora­tion work on Ararat’s memo­rial foun­tain is un­der­way.

Her­itage con­trac­tor Andrew Thorn will re­store and re­place dam­aged and bro­ken sur­face fea­tures.

The foun­tain also re­quires re-plumb­ing of its in­ter­nal retic­u­la­tion sys­tem, re­paint­ing and re­pair work to var­i­ous gryphon, dol­phin and grotesque mask or­na­ments that adorn it.

Ararat Ru­ral City mayor Peter Beales said the work, ex­pected to take about six months to com­plete, would make the foun­tain ‘the cen­tre­piece of the civic precinct’.

The Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment com­mit­ted $67,000 to­wards the project.

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