5 May 2017
An Open Home with a difference will be held at Alexandra's historic Vallance Cottage on Mother's Day.
The Vincent Community Board recently invited expressions of interest for the future use of approximately 1000m2 of recreational reserve land surrounding the cottage. The Vallance Cottage working group had the concept of leasing the land to a small, non-permanent commercial venture such as a mobile food/coffee vendor or retail shop/artist in a porta-cabin.
No formal interest was received by the group during the month-long EOI period. The working group has decided to continue to promote the concept for an extended period, but at the same time also call for other community ideas for a future use for the buildings and grounds.
To step up community interest in the building an open day is being held on Sunday 14 May between 12-2pm. People are invited to come on down to the cottage, speak with the working group members and take a step back in time looking around the 1897 cottage.
The new interpretation panel for the cottage will be officially unveiled at the event.