Auburn Institute given to community

The Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council has handed over the title of the Auburn Institute to its community.

The Institute is a community hub and has needed some maintenance over recent years, with the council providing a one-off grant of $10,000 to cover running costs for the first 12 months of community ownership, as well as funding to $220,000 for repairs.

Mayor Allan Aughey OAM was pleased with the outcome which will see the historic building continue to thrive in the hands of its community.

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