Project Update - June 2022

Works have commenced on site with trees removed, demolition of the old shedding to the rear of the existing building and the sewer realignment complete.

The contractor has established the site compound with some site levelling, perimeter fencing and the installation of a site office and worker facilities.

Primary demolition of the brick additions to the Mechanics Institute Hall will commence soon.


The Trentham Community Hub will be a significant addition to the Coliban Ward community, incorporating elements of the original Trentham Mechanics Institute alongside new modern facilities.

The Hub, located at 66 High Street in Trentham, will include a new Community Library, Visitor Information Centre, Council Customer Service Counter, meeting rooms, and multi-functional Community Hall.

A Project Advisory Group (PAG), made up of community members, is in place to help achieve community needs, as well as facilitate engagement with the broader community on the project. Council is extremely grateful for their contribution.

Council committed funding to the design of the project, and conducted community consultation on a draft design. External funding for the construction stage of the project was granted by the State Government and the Ballarat-based company S.J. Weir has now been contracted to construct the facility.

It is estimated that the new Trentham Community Hub will be in full operation by mid 2023.

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Trentham Mechanics Institute

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about this project, contact us below:

Name Elizabeth Atkin, Project Manager