Thanks to the support of our community of donors and our generous funding partners, our heritage-listed rotunda underwent significant urgent restoration work in spring 2017 to secure and protect its structure from further ruin. This important piece of history was reopened and reactivated in December 2017 in time for a warm summer.
In June 2017, the Abbotsford Convent installed its first solar energy system, after embarking on an ambitious public fundraising appeal and delivering Australia’s largest successfully-crowdfunded campaign for solar energy to date. With the generous support of the community in 2016, this important project is now a reality.
Thanks to the support of our community of donors, our funding partner FDC Construction & Fitout, and heritage conservator Penny Byrne and her team, the Convent’s heritage balcony and 115+ year old tessellated tiling underwent significant conservation and restoration work in summer 2018. The Convent’s balcony will be opened to the community for the very first time in April 2019.