Historical Roads Board Building holds another council meeting after more than 40 years

Campbell WilliamsonNarrogin Observer
Cr Scott Ballantyne, Cr Eliza Dowling, Shire President and Cr Mark Conley, Cr Robert Harris and Cr Dawson Bradford.
Camera IconCr Scott Ballantyne, Cr Eliza Dowling, Shire President and Cr Mark Conley, Cr Robert Harris and Cr Dawson Bradford. Credit: Picture: Shire of Cuballing

Cuballing’s Roads Board Building has been standing for more than 100 years but surprises still come to the old stone hall.

A few weeks ago, it held its first council meeting since 1978.

With renovations happening at the front entrance to the Shire of Cuballing’s administration office, the August council meeting was held in the old hall.

Built in 1898, the stone building was bought by the Cuballing Roads Board in 1903 for £125.

The Country Women’s Association took it over in September 1979. After renovations, the building was re-opened as the Cuballing CWA Centre in November 1980 by State CWA president Irene Hooper.

“We take a little bit of pride in having our town have that heritage feel but in this instance we were using our heritage and it was good that we were using the building,” Shire chief executive Gary Sherry said.

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