Reconsider Town Hall Precinct development
As rate-payers we believe that Moira Shire Council should reconsider and overturn its resolution of 27/06/2018 to “proceed with the development of a new library at the Yarrawonga Town Hall Precinct as described in Option A” quoted below:
“Option A – involves two largely independent stages. Stage 1 includes demolishing the Community Hall and Old Kindergarten building. A new library would be built at the rear of the Yarrawonga Town Hall. The second stage, contingent on securing further external funding, would involve refurbishment of the Town Hall”. The impact of this resolution and the basis of our objection is that demolition of facilities has been approved without a plan or funding for their replacement.
The survey itself could be regarded as pushpolling as Options B and C involved locating the Library inside the Town Hall. To do so would severely compromise the outstanding architectural merit of our 1930‘s Art Deco Hall. There are other options such as to build the new Library on the Old Kindergarten site which covers a much larger area than the Community Hall and kitchen, and redevelop the latter when funds are available. Our objections are not to the building of a new Library but to ramifications of the preferred site.
There were only 215 responses to the April survey, far too few to be regarded as representative of the views of Yarrawonga’s population which at the last census was 7,057 people. 43% of the residents of Moira Shire do not have internet access which severely limits response to online surveys
There has been either nil or inadequate