THE Wodonga Brass Band is not expected to vacate its building, which is blocking the city's council from creating an inner ring road, for another two years.
Band treasurer Lindsay Hanchett gave that estimate on Tuesday as he discussed a rehousing offer from Wodonga Senior Secondary College.
School principal Vern Hilditch signalled on Monday that he hoped the group would find a home at the campus as part of a revamped cultural hub at Galvin Hall.
"We've got the offer out there, we're in the process of negotiation, I think they've got a few issues with the relocation, but that's their call," Mr Hilditch said.
The linchpin is finance from Wodonga Council to assist with the move.
"The offer that has been made is certainly very good, but nothing has been signed off and no funds put towards it," he said.
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"At the moment the City of Wodonga has never put forward a plan to fund the move or replace the building.
"There has been some misconception about that, but I've been in the process from day one and the council has never made a financial offer."
A council spokeswoman said talks had occurred.
"There have been no formal offers of support, but the council has committed to providing some assistance to the band at the appropriate time," she said.
Mr Hanchett said a move would not occur soon, given the need for a pact and work at the proposed school site.
"We would be looking at least two years, that's what we believe, but we haven't been given a timeframe because there hasn't been an agreement signed," he said.
The council is now unable to act until the group has a new base.
The band has been in Hovell Street since 1967 when a timber building it previously occupied at a council depot in Brockley Street was shifted.
The brick section of the band's home, which fronts Hovell Street, was built in the early 1980s.
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