Old Sorell Council Chambers to receive $43,000 lift

THE Tasmanian Government has granted local community care provider South Eastern Community Care (SEC Care) $43,000 to revamp the exterior of the old Sorell Council Chambers.

Awarded as part of the Community Infrastructure Grant fund, the Tasmanian not-for-profit secured the funds to re-paint the roof, detail the building’s brick work, erect a pole-standing sign and transform the front garden at their Somerville Street premises.

SEC Care CEO Helen Pollard said she was grateful to the Grant Committee for selecting their application.

“Since purchasing the old Sorell Council Chambers (Somerville Street) we have put all our efforts into restructuring and renovating the interior of the building,” Ms Pollard said.

“Now that we have settled in, the next job is to restore the streetscape and transform the front garden into a space the organisation can be proud of.”

Viewed from Gordon Street, the heritage-listed old Sorell Council Chambers has seen better days, with a roof covered in surface rust, chipped away brick work and a barren front yard with no plants or seating.

“Thanks to the Community Infrastructure Grant fund, our dream of a beautiful streetscape will soon become a reality,” Ms Pollard said.

“A big thank you is also due to Mark Shelton MP for taking the time to deliver the good news in person, we were thrilled!”

SEC Care will begin the works on the building’s streetscape in the coming weeks.

SEC Care is a Tasmanian not-for-profit organisation that provides quality community care to people of all ages.

At SEC Care, we have supported people to live independently in their homes and community for more than 45 years.

We offer a range of flexible in-home care, community support and centre-based services to people who require assistance in Southern Tasmania.

For more information on SEC Care, visit www.secommunitycare.com.au.