A fresh lick of paint for Boronia
Refurbishment of Boronia has started and will take about 50 days.
The building, constructed in 1885, was acquired by Mosman Council in 1952 when it become the Mosman Municipal Library. Since that time it has been used for offices, a restaurant and a function centre.
Boronia is an excellent example of a Victorian Filigree style building and the site retains a formal Victorian garden setting.
The $800K project includes repainting the building to match the original colour scheme, installing accessibility access, landscaping, security cameras, strengthening the first floor and balcony, refurbishment of the roof, windows and doors and other minor works. The refurbishment required a tick from the Heritage Council of New South Wales and will be completed in time for the new lease which commences in April 2012.
The new lessee is Toast Food Pty Limited – a highly experienced and recognized event and function catering company which will operate Boronia as a function centre. Toast Food is highly regarded in the catering industry as a forward thinking and innovative caterer and also has an enviable track record in operating in heritage listed buildings and venues.
Whilst Boronia will be used as a venue for high quality events and functions, it is pleasing that it will now be opened up further to the community with the provision of a high tea service on the weekends and other opportunities for public access to parts of the buildings.
- Boronia – Office of Environment & Heritage
Photos of Boronia taken for archival purposes ahead of refurbishment works.