Local volunteers reconstruct the heritage building


The original historic Federation era wash house is painstakingly reconstructed, but this time around the interior inhabits the 21st century and serves as amenities and laundry for the beautifully preserved Reserve Keepers House c 1912.


  • Size24m2
  • TypePublic. New Build.
  • Existing (demolished)Replicate exterior of heritage listed Federation building
  • BuilderHobsons Bay Men’s Shed volunteers
  • Structural EngineerQuatrefoil Consulting
  • ClientHobsons Bay City Council
  • PhotographyThanks to Keepers Quarters Restoration Group from the Hobsons Bay Men’s Shed
Mens Shed volunteers at work on the new building
Mens Shed volunteers at work on the new building

The Result

The success of this project demonstrates how Council and skilled volunteers can collaborate.

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    Tucked discreetly away from its dense inner city surrounds, this studio is a peaceful sanctuary.