THE scaffolding has finally disappeared to reveal the magnificent $1 million make-over of Goulburn’s iconic Post Office building.

The restoration project should have been completed in July – weather permitted, said Australia Post media and communications manager, Mel Ward.

The Goulburn Post Office was built in 1880/81 by F. Horn. The architect was James Barnet.

The 1983 Goulburn Heritage Study described it as a “large Victorian Italianate style building” and an “outstanding landmark in Goulburn.”

The heritage-listed building in Auburn Street has been undergoing specialist maintenance and preservation works since April, funded by the Australia Post. Maintenance to the building includes the replacement of the roof tiles, restoration of the bell tower roof structure, the repainting of the building, restoration of Queen Victoria’s insignia and the repair of the clock and bell.

“The works were reviewed and approved by Heritage Architects to ensure that they reflect the design and colour schemes of the original building,” Ms Ward said.

Up to 40 tradespeople from different specialties have been working on the site at any one time, over the four-month period. Goulburn Mulwaree Mayor Geoff Kettle said the level of commitment from Australia Post to restore the heritage building was fantastic.

“It’s going to be finished well in time for the 150th anniversary in March, which is great,” he said.

“I hope that many other building owners in Auburn St take notice of their lead.”

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SPRUCE UP: The Goulburn Post Office is sporting a $1 million make-over.

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