Bundalaguah Hall Upgrade
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Bundalaguah Hall Upgrade

Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, pictured with members of the Bundalaguah Hall Committee, John and Elisa Buxton, Noel and Marian Atherstone, John Schroeder, Yvonne Baird and Wellington Shire Council’s Mayor – Cr Scott Rossetti and Coordinator Community Committees – Geoff Hay at a recent announcement that Bundalaguah Hall will receive $47,000 in State funds to modernise the popular community hall.

The Victorian Coalition Government is investing $47,000 from the $1 billion Regional Growth Fund in a project to modernise the Bundalaguah Hall, Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, announced recently.

Mr Bull said the project would replace a leaking roof and install new toilets, kitchen, and fencing.

“The upgraded facility will then be able to satisfy growing demand from local music, arts and community groups,” he said.

Mr Bull said the works would focus on making the facility a safe and functioning community hall able to meet the many varied needs of the community.

“While aspects of the project scope focus upon addressing safety issues, such as the roof and fencing, the addition of a new toilet will bring the hall up to a standard that acknowledges the breadth of community groups using it,” Mr Bull said.

“The addition of a new kitchen acknowledges advances in safe food handling and the many events at the hall that require various levels of catering.

“The overall project is fundamentally about supporting an enthusiastic and strong new Bundalaguah Myrtlebank Hall Committee, which is dedicated to expanding the programming at the hall to be able to deliver its activities.”

Mr Bull said Victorian Coalition Government funding towards the $67,242 Bundalaguah Hall Upgrade project would be provided through the Regional Growth Fund to Bundalaguah Myrtlebank Hall Committee. The Committee will contribute $10,226 along with $2,937 from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, $2,119 from Wellington Shire Council and $4,960 in-kind from the local community.

“The Regional Growth Fund is investing in community-led projects to strategically drive jobs, investment and innovation in rural and regional Victoria,” Mr Bull said.

“Since it was established in 2011, the Regional Growth Fund has delivered almost $440 million, generating over $1.8 billion of total investment across 1600 projects.

“In Wellington Shire, the Regional Growth Fund has provided $12 million to 44 projects, leveraging $41.9 million in total investment. Those projects include:
•    $500,000 for the $2.477 million Australian Sustainable Hardwoods expansion project;
•    $300,000 for the Maffra Cheese expansion project; and
•    $200,000 for the Gippsland Plains Rail Trail project (Glengarry to Cowwarr section).

The Bundalaguah Hall Upgrade project is expected to be completed in February 2015.