$60,000 TO UPGRADE KOOTINGAL WAR MEMORIAL HALL
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today announced that the Kootingal War Memorial Hall has received a grant of $60,000 through the Community Building Partnerships program to undertake much needed repairs to the building.
Mr Anderson said the building is one with significant heritage and it is important that it is maintained so that it can be used by the community for many years to come.
“The hall is a well-used facility for numerous community groups and functions including meetings, parties and even dance classes.
“This money will go a long way in ensuring that the Kootingal Memorial Hall can continue to provide a wonderful facility for both the Kootingal and wider community,” Mr Anderson said.
The grant will allow for the upgrade of the hall kitchen, internal walls including the removal of a wall, painting and general maintenance. The external ‘play area’ will also be revamped and compliant disability access will be installed.
Installation of new water saving sinks, cisterns and urinals and painting in the community toilet block will also be carried out and the Kootingal Football Club storage shed on the Kootingal Recreation Reserve will be replaced.
Kootingal War Memorial Hall Secretary Lyn Eccleston said that she was ecstatic when she heard that the hall had received the funding.
“This dear old hall has been a passion of mine and this funding will ensure that this wonderful community asset can continue to be enjoyed by everyone,” Mrs Eccleston said.
Mr Anderson said that work will commence soon with the project expected to be completed by the end of the year.
“I congratulate the Kootingal War Memorial Hall Committee on receiving this much needed funding and I look forward to seeing the completion of the project and I am sure that the Kootingal community does too,” Mr Anderson concluded.