The roof of the iconic Indented Head Community Hall was replaced in November / December 2018 after our member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville, supported by Bellarine Bayside Foreshore Committee of Management, successfully sought funding via a State government grant to fund the project.
The roof had served its purpose well since the building was constructed in the 1950s but has reached the end of its life and required replacement. As well as the roof, also replaced as part of the project were the guttering, upper level wall cladding and eaves. A licensed Class B asbestos remover was necessary and followed strict guidance from Worksafe and the Occupational Health and Safety Act during the project to protect the public and employees. The contractor was very experienced in the removal of asbestos having worked on a number of similar asbestos removal projects.
The works commenced on 12 November and extended through to mid-December. Public access to the hall and construction site was not able to be permitted during construction, but work was consistent and timely, and the hall was open and safe for use for the 2018 State election on 24th November. Access along the trail during construction was also restricted but still possible. The community was supportive of the work and were very understanding of the limitations in place during the construction phases.
We had an obligation to protect the hall’s heritage value, therefore a planning permit was required. The Planning Department’s heritage advisors stipulated the new materials were to be as close to ‘like for like’ as possible. The roof will be corrugated Colorbond Dune, guttering Colorbond Shale Grey and the cladding Shale Grey cement sheeting.
Congratulations to Lisa Neville, the Indented Head Community Association and Bellarine Bayside who supported this worthwhile project for the community of Indented Head.
For further detail about this project please contact David Goldie, Operations Manager, Bellarine Bayside Foreshore Committee of Management.