URALLA locals will get their say on what the old courthouse will be used for next, with the council releasing a survey which is open to the community.
The update comes following the successful application for a grant worth $925,000.
General manager Kate Jessep said council is keeping its mind open to what the 'reuse' could look like, but has stated it would prefer it to be something financially self-sustainable.
A building of historical and architectural significance to the town, council is looking for an appropriate suggestion and has so far received some interesting ideas, according to mayor Michael Pearce.
"We're getting a number of comments back from the community so it's great to hear there's people out there that are interested," he said.
"We need to actually do something with the building, so once we get the full list of submissions we'll take it from there, and I dare say we might even have some further community consultation.
"There was even talk the other day that someone wanted to turn it into a type of theatre to have shows there, as in old-fashioned stage shows with actors."
The building was initially built in 1885, and has understandably needed some significant refurbishments since then.
New restoration works will include asbestos removal, roof repairs, flooring, electrical and kitchen renewals, installation of solar and fencing, and other upgrades required for it to meet current safety standards.
Regardless of what it is used for, Ms Jessep said she is hopeful it will retain an attachment to the community.
"Ideally we want the building reuse to include capacity to be self-supporting, so that council, and the ratepayer, will not need to pitch in to cover its operating or maintenance costs," she said.
"Community connection is important, too. Access to the main part of the building - the courthouse itself - could be arranged in a manner as determined through the community consultation process, such as tours or open days."
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