Old school building on the move

Ready for a new destination
19th Apr 2023

A part of Guyra’s history was loaded on to the back of a truck on Tuesday, ready to make a road trip to its new resting place.
The old Guyra Central School building, located at the back of the Guyra Council Chambers. was sold as part of a resolution of Council in February 2021.
The removal of the building was part of plans to build a new preschool and long day care centre for Guyra. The building has served many roles in its lifetime and was built in the 1950s to house students of Guyra Central School.
Since the school relocated to Marne St the building has been used by the community for a variety of purposes including aerobics and gymnastic classes, a gym, meeting and conference rooms, records storage area and a UNE Study Centre.
The building is set to become a family home on the new owner's land in Armidale.
A second timber school building, which housed the Guyra Men’s Shed, will also have a new life, reportedly as Bed & Breakfast accommodation at Black Mountain.
The main u-shaped brick building of the school was demolished in the 1970s by Guyra Shire Council and replaced with the current Council Administration building.
The journey to Armidale was expected to take place in the early hours of Wednesday April 19th.