A $1.173 million upgrade to the foyer of Wodonga Council's offices will be done by the same firm building a new netball pavilion in Albury.
West Wodonga's Connelly Construction Services was this week awarded a tender for the work which will see the entrance to the council headquarters revamped.
It is the latest major project for the company which is building a new $2 million complex at Albury's JC King netball courts.
Former mayor John Watson told this week's Wodonga Council meeting that the work was essential and saved ratepayers the expense of building new offices.
"If we weren't to bring this building up to scale for disabilities and all sorts of safety for our community and for people who work in this building, we'd be paying up to $15 million-plus to build a new (office)," Cr Watson said.
"I think we're being very sensible with our funding and our procedures from council to move this building up to a new era."
Deputy mayor Kat Bennett said it was a "no-brainer" to have a building accessible to all and to limit public areas to the ground floor, with the council chamber moved from the second floor last year.
"Relocating all the areas that the public can access on the one floor makes more sense, instead of having who knows who wandering around all different parts of the building at all different times," Cr Bennett said.
The work includes a new entry and lift, a refurbished area for public inquiries and upgraded staff amenities.
Crews are expected to be on site from next month, with the project due to be completed by September.
Thirty to 40 sub-contractors are tipped to be engaged across the five months.
It is not the first time Connelly Construction Services have been involved in a project at the 1976 building.
It did the fitout of the first floor for the North East Catchment Management Authority when it moved from West Wodonga.
Connelly is also building a new wing of the Albury Wodonga Community College in Church St, Wodonga.