You’re invited to have a say on the proposed restoration of Fenton Hall in Merricks North. Built in the 1930s, Fenton Hall requires extensive repairs for it to be used again as a community facility. We want to know how you would like to see the hall and surrounding area used.
Your input is important
Community consultation is an important part of the planning and design process – we encourage you to take part in the attached survey. Council will consider comments to ensure the design meets the needs of the community.
As part of this year’s Budget, the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has allocated $50,000 to look at restoration options for Fenton Hall. We want plans to accommodate the needs of the community and ensure the hall will be well used.
How the hall was being used
Until October 2017, the facility has been used for community meetings, theatre company rehearsals, men’s shed presentations, life drawing classes, playgroups, trivia nights and celebrations such as birthdays, reunions and weddings.
Heritage value of the hall
The restoration of the exterior will reflect the heritage values identified in the heritage assessment. As a separate but related matter, we will undertake a planning scheme amendment process early next year to apply a heritage overlay on the hall.