Heritage Post Office Being Repaired After Storm Damage

Scaffolding sometimes draws attention to buildings that would otherwise go unnoticed. Recently, people noticed the plastic and scaffolding around the building and tower that quietly resides on the corner of Belgrave Street and Railway Parade in Kogarah. The building happens to be an old post office from the 1800’s.

However the structure is not being demolished. The building, owned by the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, is heritage listed and being repaired.

According to Cath Whitehurst, Director of Operations for St George and Sutherland Hospitals, the roof of the building was damaged during a storm last year. The roof was secured in the short term by the State Emergency Service.

Following review by the Heritage Adviser for Kogarah Council, the proposed repair was approved. Whitehurst said that the turret of the structure needed repairs because of the storm and general age deterioration, She said that all work was being done with approval by the council’s heritage adviser and they aimed to restore it to its original state.

Source: http://www.theleader.com.au/story/1433476/storm-damage-repairs-for-former-post-office/?cs=12