Tag Archives: Fryerstown School

Coleman architects – Fryerstown School heritage awards

It’s great to see the pride our service providers / tradies feel being involved in the refurbishment of the Fryerstown School.

I just found this on the architect, Ian Coleman’s, website:



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Facilities Coordinator Appointed

We are pleased to announce that Denise Button has been appointed to assist in developing and facilitating community activities programming, and to coordinate hire and use of the old Fryerstown School facilities.  Many of you will know Denise who has a professional background in this field and has been heavily involved in many volunteer activities in the region since she came to live here. We welcome her and wish her every success.  I am sure she will appreciate your ongoing ideas, help and support to make the old school ‘hum’.  Denise can be contacted on 0413 563404 or by emailing FryerstownSchool@gmail.com.
Denise says, “I’m excited to be involved in exploring and developing appropriate uses for the old Fryerstown School. It is a unique building in a unique location which is steeped in history.  It has such potential to become a great space to bring people together for social, educational and artistic pursuits and I have been passionate about this since I moved here 12 years ago.”

We had two outstanding final applicants for the position which made it a difficult decision for the team, including Ron Moore as an independent Chairman. We are extremely fortunate to have such talented people who have passion for Fryerstown and for building our community.

2010 Funding media release

$216,000 Makeover for Fryerstown Community Reserve

20 October 2010

As a sign of the Victorian Government’s strong support for small towns, Regional and Rural Development Minister today announced $162,000 from the Sustainable Small Towns program to provide vital upgrades to the reserve, including:

  • Upgrades to kitchens and facilities;
  • Heating and under floor insulation;
  • Solar hot water and grey water recycling;
  • External amenities building; and
  • Internal and external refurbishments.

The $54,000 balance of the project will be supported by contributions from the Fryerstown School Committee of Management, Mount Alexander Shire Council and local community fundraising.

The Government supports small towns so that they can remain sustainable, liveable and vibrant, and the community is making an incredible contribution to this project.

The project will involve restoring and refurbishing the historic Fryerstown Old School House which opened in 1915, to provide a functional building to use as a community hub. This will provide local residents and visitors with a meeting place for recreational activities such as art studies and exercise groups and the grounds will provide space for a community garden.

The $162,000 will be sourced from RDV’s Infrastructure Development Fund which includes $50 million for the Sustainable Small Towns program.  The program builds on the work of Regional Development Victoria’s Sustainable Small Towns Development Fund by helping Victoria’s smaller towns create jobs, drive economic growth and improve community infrastructure.

Other initiatives include boosting tourism, supporting greater access to tertiary education opportunities, and more money to build job-creating infrastructure in regional Victoria.

The Fryerstown Community Reserve will be a more vibrant community hub thanks to this $216,000 revitalisation.