Balmain Town Hall Upgrade

  • Project address: Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling Street, Balmain
  • Project description

The heritage Balmain Town Hall building is the home of Balmain Library, and popular community hall and meeting room spaces.  

This upgrade will improve the ground floor library, meeting room areas, first floor town hall and amenities to bring them up to contemporary design standards. The upgrades will focus on:

  • Restoring the beautiful heritage façade and tower stairs.
  • Renewal of the town hall kitchenette and bathroom amenities.
  • New connection to the Balmain Town Hall meeting room for better library use.
  • New front library desk, bookshelves, joinery, and furniture.
  • New automated glass sliding door to the main library entrance for better access.
  • Painting throughout the Town Hall auditorium.
  • A new roof, renewal of electrical and lighting services.
  • Progress:
    • The contractor commenced on site on Monday 29 January 2024. Workers have begun to remove the many layers of old paint from the building façade back to the raw substrate, in preparation of painting with a natural mineral silicate paint.
    • Solar panels have been temporarily removed from the roof and are stored off site for reinstatement later.
    • Scaffolding to the building rear, eastern elevation, and front façade has been erected.
    • Temporary fencing of the site will be complete by Tuesday 6 February 2024.
    • Visit Your vision for Balmain Town Hall and surrounding precinct | Your Say Inner West ( for information on how to get involved.

  • Access to services during the works:
    • Balmain Library: The library will generally remain open to the public but there may be a need to close the library for short periods. Council will provide advance notice of any change to services.
    • Venue Hire: During the period there will be no venue hire. 
    • Balmain-Rozelle Occasional Care Centre: This centre will remain open. Parents and Carers should allow additional time for drop-off and pick-up. 

  • Expected completion date: August 2024
  • Budget: $4.0M
  • ContactStephen Iacono, Property Project Manager, on (02) 9392 5150 or
  • Construction Photos

Balmain Town Hall works in progress 1

Balmain Town Hall works in progress 2

Balmain Town Hall works in progress 3

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Page last updated: 08 Feb 2024