Started: 4 Jul 2017 10:30
Finished: 24 Oct 2017 11:00
This is a Free Event.
The Johnstone Shire Hall is a landmark in Innisfail with its massive art deco façade dominating Rankin Street. It now services the Cassowary Coast as Council offices and a civic centre.
It was built to provide jobs as part of an employment relief scheme instigated by the Queensland Government during the great depression of the 1930's
It was in this climate that the Johnstone Shire Council erected the Shire Hall which has dominated the Innisfail Skyline for over 70 years. The Shire Hall was built by Peter and William Van Leeuwin who built many other buildings in the town which are still standing today.
When it was opened it was said to rival any Hall built in Sydney.
After extensive damage in Cyclone Larry the Hall was modernised but kept its Art Deco features to bring it to modern day standards.
The prosperity of the region is reflected in the number, scale and style of many buildings constructed in the town during the 1920s and 1930s. Today, many of these buildings continue to make up a unique town centre containing an unusual collection of concrete buildings dating from this period.
This makes Innisfail well worth the visit.
The Cassowary Coast Regional Council are running free weekly guided tours of the Shire Hall every Tuesday at 10:30am between May and October.
This event occurs weekly on the following dates:
Innisfail Shire Hall in Innisfail Queensland
70 Rankin Street
Queensland, Australia 4860
Contact the tour guide to book your FREE TOUR!