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Published Monday 8 February 2021
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Pioneer Library given new lease on life

Families, children, adults and history buffs alike will be able to enjoy the historic Seymour Pioneer Library for generations to come following upgrade works designed to breathe new life into the building.

The Library building itself is more than 130 years old and Mitchell Shire Council, in collaboration with the Seymour and District Historical Society, recently completed renovation and improvement works.

The original building was repainted to a colour scheme of sylvan green and mystique to give the space a brighter and lighter look, while the hardwood floor was replaced and polished.

Other upgrades to the facility include:

  • Toilet upgrades
  • A refurbishment of the storeroom
  • Ceiling improvements

The $33,000 project was funded by Mitchell Shire Council with the support of the Victorian Government’s Working For Victoria.

The general public will be able to access the building during meetings for the Seymour and District Historical Society from April – dependant on restrictions.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Rhonda Sanderson

"It is fantastic to bring this part of history back to life. We are so proud of our community and its history and working alongside the Seymour and District Historical Society was a pleasure to ensure the Seymour Pioneer Library is used for generations to come,” she said.

“I would like to thank the State Government for its support through the Working For Victoria program which allowed us to get this job done.”

Quotes from Seymour and District Historical Society Vice President Don Wilson

"The upgrades have come together really well, and we are so excited to show this off to the community in April. The new fit outs and upgrades look great,” he said.

“Preserving history for our community is something we are extremely passionate about. We cannot wait to continue our partnership with Mitchell Shire Council into the future.”

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