Warburton Mechanics' Institute
MIRACLE ON MAIN STREET - WARBURTON MECHANICS’ INSTITUTE
On the evening of Saturday, 16 December 2006 a huge crowd gathered
on the car-lined Main Street, Warburton to see the phoenix rise not
from a fire as had been the case in the past, but from its closure of
some fifteen years.
There was no band to call the gathering to
order as the Mayor of Yarra Ranges Council, Cr Monika Keane ascended
the stairs undid the ribbon and invited everyone into the hall.
was Warburton’s night and Mayor Monika cut the ribbon as she singled
out the main participants in the hall’s saving and ultimate
So one of Victoria’s last two-storey weatherboard Mechanics’ Institute
has been saved for the community and the whole of Victoria.