Ray Walsh House was designed  in 1976 by Sydney-based Peddle, Thorpe & Walker (PTW Architects). Originally, Ray Walsh House was the Peel Cunningham County Council to house the council offices, chambers, committee rooms and a computer installation. Sydney builders, Kell and Rigby was responsible for the contruction with the building’s construction costs had been just over $5 million.

On March 11, 1977, Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, officially opened ‘Ray Walsh House’ at 435-441 Peel Street, Tamworth.

Other than the Peel-Cunningham County Council electricity body, some early tenants of Ray Walsh House were the solicitors firm of Everingham, Solomons & Company.

In 1997, the Tamworth City Council announced that it would buy Ray Walsh House from North Power at a purchase price of $4.5 million, with most commercial tenants remaining in the building at the time.

History - Ray Walsh House

In 1976, PTW Architects designed the Peel Cunningham County Council Chambers, Tamworth. A PTW Architects Brutalist project completed in 1976 to house

TRRRA Letters

TRRRA has established a Facebook page with the intention of providing the Tamworth regional residents access to information about Ray Walsh House and its significance to the recent history of Tamworth.TRC has some 600 employees, where the bulk of the indoor staff could be comfortably accommodated in a refurbished RWH.

It was reported that Ray Walsh House (RWH) would have $2 million spent on removal of all the internal walls and floor coverings in TRC business papers. TRC in their media release of 26 February said that $1 million had been spent on this task.

Ray Walsh House (RWH) has had $2 million spent on removal of all the internal walls and floor coverings. We are told by a reliable informant that the asbestos lagging around the air conditioning above the false ceilings is still in place. We have also been told that all of the fittings in the Tamworth Regional Council (TRC) Chambers and meeting room on the fourth floor, many being historical artefacts, have been removed and disposed of as waste, as have all of the floor coverings throughout the building. Essentially the interior of RWH has been gutted. The source of the original asbestos issue does not appear to have been addressed.


Tamworth War Memorial Town Hall Ray Walsh House was designed by Peddle, Thorp and Walker Architects, (PTW Architects) who also designed the

S O S | Another building under threat of demolition. Ray Walsh House is a stunning Brutalist building in country NSW and

Design writer and co-founder of Good Habitat and the Australian Design Unit, Heidi Dokulil has released a new book that investigates the contentious architectural genre of brutalism in Sydney, its migration from Europe to Australia, and its uncertain future.

Happened to find myself in Tamworth yesterday and came across this beauty – Peel Cunningham County Council Building now referred to as

Pictured is the Peel Cunningham County Council offices in Tamworth, a PTW Brutalist project completed in 1976 to house the council’s offices,

History - Queen Opens Ray Walsh House

The Queen celebrates her birthday on April 21, we remember her visit to Tamworth It was on March 11, 1977 that Queen

Memories of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in Tamworth in 1977 In 1977, Queen elizabeth II officially open Ray Walsh House –

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Future of Ray Walsh House unknown It’s been lying vacant for more than a year, after asbestos was discovered in

The future of Ray Walsh House is still undecided more than a year and a half since it was vacated due to a problem with asbestos.Now the council is asking the state government for financial assistance as it "weighs up" its options for the building, which has served as council headquarters since it was purchased in the 1990s.Council is remediating the site in stages.Last year council spent about $1 million on stage one, which included removing all materials from below ceiling height so that asbestos in the ceiling cavity remained intact.

Tamworth council will soon be asked to make a decision on the future of one of the city’s biggest, most historic buildings.

COUNCIL is keeping tight-lipped about an investigation into whether or not the relocation of staff from the asbestos-riddled Ray Walsh House was done by the book.

Council Move Asbestos contamination at Tamworth Regional Council’s main administration building has blown a multi-million dollar hole in financial reserves.

Ray Walsh House riddled with asbestos issues as Tamworth Regional Council vacates hundreds of staff A SHADOW has been cast

Tamworth Regional Council

The remediation of Ray Walsh House is now just a few weeks away, with a tender awarded this week to local business Rice Construction Group Pty Ltd following a competitive tender process for the first phase of remediations works.Expected to take approximately 12 weeks and begin in mid-July, the first phase will involve completely stripping out the interior of the building below ceiling level. This process will not pose a risk to the community, as the asbestos in the ceiling will not yet have been disturbed.

Due to an issue with the heating/cooling system in Ray Walsh House, Council staff who regularly work on Levels 1, 2 and 3 of Ray Walsh House in Tamworth have been relocated or requested to work from home.Tamworth's customer-facing services which operate out of the Ground Floor remain open to the community and able to welcome visitors, including Customer Service and the Development Hub.