A $250,000 refurbishment of the Ballam Park Homestead is complete.
The ratepayer funded maintenance was undertaken after an electrical fault at the homestead. Work has now been completed on the project, which has included the installation of a CCTV camera system and external LED lighting, painting, rewiring, and replacement of rotting timber.
The Ballam Park Homestead is Frankston’s oldest house, having been built in 1855. It now houses a museum, cafe and resource centre.
Frankston Historical Society President Glenda Viner said that her organisation’s members are “excitedly looking forward to reopening the homestead and will make an announcement soon.”
“As soon as we can, we want to reopen,” she said. “The works are absolutely wonderful and have transformed our historical jewel in the crown.”
The Ballam Park Homestead is listed on the Historic Buildings Council Register in Victoria
For more information on the Ballam Park Homestead and the Frankston Historical Society visit frankstonhs.org.au