Uralla Old Court House Adaptive Reuse

  • Project typeInfrastructure
  • Project value$925,000
  • Project scheduleRestoration works commencing December 2021
  • Completion Date30 June 2023

Council has received a grant of $925,000 through Stage Two of the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund co-funded by the NSW State and Australian Federal Governments for the restoration of the Uralla Old Court House and adaptive reuse of the historic building.

Restoration works will include asbestos removal, roof repairs, flooring, electrical and kitchen renewals, as well as the installation of solar, fencing, and more to meet health and safety standards and enable the building to be repurposed for future use.

This is an exciting project with many social, economic, and environmental benefits for the Uralla Shire community.

There are many examples of former court houses being adaptively re-used. Some new uses for these buildings have included professional office space, commercial uses, and community museums. 

Project Update

Restoration works are to commence in December 2021. Quotes have been awarded for roof repairs and electrical works. Pending no unforeseen delays, these works are to be completed by April 2022 .

Council would like to thank the members of the community who provided valuable feedback through the survey on the adaptive reuse of the Uralla Old Court House. The survey results showed the respondents preferred the building should be used as community event space.

In order to make the space as functional as possible it is proposed to:

  • Remove two of the three toilets in the current outdoor area and construct accessible amenities.
  • Install a kitchen / bar.
  • Repaint all indoor walls and install new carpet.
  • Either partially or fully cover the existing unroofed outdoor area on the eastern side of the building so that it can be used in inclement weather, and
  • Remove the built-in at the front of the building and return this area to its original state.

Courthouse Refurbishment Architectural Advice

Council has now received architectural advice relating to the Uralla Old Courthouse refurbishment project. Click on the link below to view the document:

Uralla Courthouse Architectural Advice

Project Funding

This project is co-funded by the NSW State and Australian Federal Governments through Stage Two of the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund. To learn more about Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Stage 2 projects, please visit the Regional NSW website.

Do you have questions about this project? Please contact Council using our online form, via email at council@uralla.nsw.gov.au or telephone our Customer Service Centre on (02) 6778 6300.


Contact details

Uralla Shire Council
02 6778 6300


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