Gulgong Memorial Hall is in line for a facelift thanks to a partnership between the NSW Government and Mid-Western Regional Council.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders announced he has secured $50,000 for the project, which will complement $100,000 being contributed by the council to fix roofing and guttering and do painting inside the building.
“It’s good to be able to support community projects, and a hall like the one at Gulgong supports a number of community groups in the town,” Mr Saunders said.
“The guttering and roofing at the hall is in need of quite a bit of repair, so I’m teaming up with Mid-Western Regional Council to make this community asset useable into the future.
“Although groups can’t currently meet here due to COVID-19, it will be important to have facilities like Gulgong Hall ready to service the people who use it, and when we get through this current situation some of the infrastructure we have now will be up to scratch and ready to use for community groups.”
Mid-Western Regional Council mayor, Cr Des Kennedy, echoed Mr Saunders’ sentiments.
“Unfortunately everyone has been locked up in their houses but once we’re up and going, the more the community gets out and comes together the better,” Cr Kennedy said.
“Council had budgeted $100,000 towards this project so we’re grateful for the State Government support that will allow us to proceed, and hopefully have the work complete by the time people are able to use the hall again.”