The Wollert Methodist Church served the community as a place of worship for over 120 years. The building has a historic and social value for the City of Whittlesea. Its architecture expresses key characteristics of the Carpenter Gothic style, including timber cladding and lancet windows.
In May 2022, we relocated the Wollert Methodist Church to Carome Homestead in Mernda to make room for extra lanes at the Lehmanns and Epping roads intersection.
We're working with the City of Whittlesea and Working Heritage to protect and preserve its historic and social value.
At its new home, the church will be rebuilt and restored to its former glory, using traditional materials and finishes.
The church will become a space for the community to use for generations to come. We expect to complete the restoration by the end of the year.
This initiative is being delivered as part of the Epping Road Upgrade. We're implementing legacy initiatives across Victoria to create long-lasting effects beyond the improvement of road infrastructures. Legacy projects aim to work collectively with local communities to reimagine and reinvent spaces that strengthen the connection between people and place.