RENOVATIONS on several public halls in Baw Baw made through the Victorian Government’s Regional Health Fund have been completed.
First published in the 15 May 2015 edition of the Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen.
Town halls across the region received $128,000 to improve their kitchen and bathroom spaces.
Halls in Jindivick, Yarragon, Trafalgar, Rokeby, Neerim South and Shady Creek were renovated, among others.
Baw Baw Shire mayor Debbie Brown said the halls needed a revamp to remain functional.
“These upgrades will not only meet the needs of the current users but can encourage more community members to make use of the great facilities available,” Cr Brown said in a media release.
The individual committees for each town hall, the Baw Baw Shire Council and the State Government co-operated to complete the refurbishments.
The works concentrated on fulfilling the Disability Discrimination Act by fixing and updating the bathroom and kitchen areas of each hall to accommodate those with a disability.
The secretary of the Jindivick Hall Committee, Michele Baker said the upgraded services would lead to a rise in helping hands for community events.
“The improved areas will also encourage increased hiring of the hall which is vital to help support the ongoing maintenance and improvements of the facility,” Ms Baker said in a media release.
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