Wodonga's new $12.8 million library and gallery will be completed "on budget and on time".
Wodonga council chief executive Mark Dixon confirmed the project's punctuality during the newly-returned public forum this week.
"In fact, with the works nearing completion, we anticipate there will be an under-spend on that project," he said.
"I think that given the challenges faced by everybody as a result of COVID-19, that is a remarkable outcome, and I would certainly like to congratulate the council staff who have been involved and the contractor in making it happen."
Mr Dixon said despite hiccups including critical equipment having to be flown in from overseas, as opposed to be shipped in, the under-spend was likely.
"The project has also allowed us to undertake some additional unplanned works, yet still within the available budget, such as significantly increasing the power available in the precinct, thereby future proofing it for other projects in the years to come," he said.
The project, which has been given the name 'hyphen' as revealed by Wodonga mayor Kevin Poulton last month, is due to be completed midyear.
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The council landed on the name after more than 300 suggestions were narrowed down by an external judge.
Zauner Constructions is leading the build, which has a large, metal, circular staircase that connects the ground floor library to the upstairs galleries and function space.
The main feature of the building is the 13 metre cantilever structure.
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