HAMPDEN Shire meeting minutes from 1959 to 1988 will be available at the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV).
Corangamite Shire’s director corporate and community services David Rae said the minutes were being transferred to PROV in Ballarat.
“By transferring the Hampden minutes council can ensure the records are maintained in the correct environment for long-term preservation,” Mr Rae said.
“All records transferred are available for viewing by the public at the PROV facility.”
Records are moved every 12 months in order to ensure they are preserved in correct conditions.
Mr Rae said at this stage only Hampden minutes had been moved.
“We will look at transferring both the Heytesbury and Town of Camperdown minutes in the near future,” he said. Between December 1959 and March 1983 Hampden council undertook a number of building projects, including the senior citizens rooms in Terang, new weighbridge in Skipton and construction of the Terang Public Library.
The council also requested and received drought assistance in 1976 and bushfire assistance in 1977.
Lismore Lions Park was renamed Grimwade Park and nominated staff attended the official opening of the Terang Civic Centre.
In November 1973 amalgamation talks began between Heytesbury, Town of Camperdown and Hampden shires, which led to the formation of Corangamite Shire Council.
People interested in viewing Hampden minutes dating back to 1859 can view them at the PROV offices located on the corner of Doveton and Mair Streets, Ballarat.
For more information contact council’s records co-ordinator Leah Haworth on 5593 7100.