Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council hands over Auburn Institute

Council Acting CEO John Coombe, Mayor Allan Aughey, ACDC chairman Rhonda Seymour and ACDC committee members Helen Smith and John Osborne outside the iconic Auburn Institute.

Council Acting CEO John Coombe, Mayor Allan Aughey, ACDC chairman Rhonda Seymour and ACDC committee members Helen Smith and John Osborne outside the iconic Auburn Institute.

Clare and 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.

Mayor Allan Aughey hands over the title deeds of the Auburn Institute to Auburn Community Development Committee chairman Rhonda Seymour.

Mayor Allan Aughey hands over the title deeds of the Auburn Institute to Auburn Community Development Committee chairman Rhonda Seymour.