New lease on life for the iconic Old Sunbury Courthouse

Expressions of Interests are now open to community groups and organisations wanting to give the Old Sunbury Courthouse a new community purpose.

Mayor of Hume City, Councillor Carly Moore said the Old Sunbury Courthouse is an important link to the history of Sunbury.

“The relocation of the Sunbury Visitor Information Centre – currently housed in the building – to the new Hume Global Learning Centre – Sunbury, later this year means this unique space is seeking a new way to be used by the community,” Cr Moore said.

“This Expression of Interest process is an exciting opportunity for local community groups and organisations to apply to use this historic building and share how they intend to give the building an important purpose going forward.

“The recent community consultation provided valuable insights into the community’s views and aspirations for how the Old Sunbury Courthouse could be used in the future. This information will be used to help inform this important next step.” 

The Expression of Interest process will:

  • actively seek a range of community proposals
  • assess how proposals will benefit the local Sunbury community
  • consider the ability or willingness of interested groups to co-share the facility; and
  • consider the capacity of the Old Sunbury Courthouse to meet the needs of prospective groups.

During the Expression of Interest period there will be opportunities for interested community groups and organisations to inspect the Old Sunbury Courthouse via an ‘open house’ session on Tuesday 12 March between 4pm and 5pm, or by appointment.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted by 5pm on Monday 1 April.

The Old Sunbury Courthouse was constructed in 1885. The building was originally commissioned as the local courthouse.

Posted on 9:00 AM, 1 March 2019

Updated : 10:20 AM, 4 November 2019

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