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Pottery Shed improvements in 2021 – volunteers help make it a natural place for small meetings!

by | Aug 20, 2021

Photo: Suzanne Noakes applying finishing touches to her internal paint job at the Binna Burra Pottery Shed.

The spirit of volunteering has been strong since Binna Burra commenced back in the early 1930s, and continues today in many forms, including the Friends of Binna Burra (FOBBs) and the contributions of many individuals on various projects.

A survivor of the 2019 bushfire devastation at Binna Burra Lodge, earlier this year, the Pottery Shed had much needed new roofing attached. Now, in August 2021 a new floor cover was added, followed by an internal repaint of the doors and the inside of the cupboards undertaken by long term volunteer, Suzanne Noakes.

This pre 1961 building is located on the west side of the Lodge Road, to the immediate north of the entrance sign. It is a single-storey stone building,  rectangular in plan with a shallow gable roof.

Features of the Pottery Shed of state-level cultural heritage significance are:

  • Lowset, gable-roofed form
  • Exterior low-height stone walls and structural pillars, with sections of lightweight infills
  • Exterior timber-framed and clad walls on timber stumps
  • Landscaped setting, including: earth platform and stone retaining walls; and adjacent paved area with perimeter timber seating and screened garden.

The court yard at the Pottery Shed still needs a lot of attention to return it to its prime, and that’s another task for some future volunteer activity! The building is now ready again to host small meetings (up to 20 people) – especially good for mid-week mini-conferences and corporate meetings.

Optional add-ons available – includes on-site catering, drinks packages, furniture and equipment Hire, wifi and PA speaker. For more information or to book an inspection, call our dedicated groups and events coordinator on 07 55 333 622 or send an email to groups@binnaburralodge.com.au