While I can't get out and about much, I had taken photos of Fitzroy Town Hall earlier and published them in 2009. The photos make it clear the camera quality wasn't as good back then, probably three cameras ago.
Council amalgamations saw the City of Fitzroy become part of the City of Yarra in 1994. The original town hall was designed by William J. Ellis and built in 1873. Between 1887 and 1890 it was extended, a police station and court house added and the existing tower removed and replaced by the current clock tower.
As most other inner suburban town halls it is close to the street with little setback. A couple of you have suggested in the past this makes it less imposing and more accessible to the general public, and I agree, although I do like the set back of St Kilda Town Hall.
The building is now used for municipal office space and as a public library. Sorry about chopping the top and tall flagpole off.