Beechworth Courthouse Kelly Trials Exhibition Launch Delayed

Published on 14 November 2023

Exterior of Beechowrth Historic Courthouse

The much-anticipated launch of the Beechworth Courthouse Kelly Trials exhibition has been delayed due to the discovery of asbestos in the historic building’s ceiling cavity.

A small piece of hazardous material was found last week, covered by insulation, and Council is currently following all necessary protocols.

Acting CEO, Greg Pinkerton says that while this is a disappointing development for the opening, work on old buildings regularly throws up surprises and the main priority is staff and contractor safety.

“We’re working to determine a new launch date, as the remediation works are dependent on the testing currently underway and contractor availability.”

A further update will be provided when a revised date can be identified.


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