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A new era for St Leonards’ 100-year-old hall


The outside of St Leonards Memorial Hall

The St Leonards community will be able to enjoy a range of new activities and opportunities for local businesses, thanks to start of works to upgrade the floor of the St Leonards Memorial Hall.

The project will replace the main flooring of the nearly 100-year-old hall, including the repair of sub-floor framing, bearers and joists, stumps and footings – making it safer for community groups to continue using the hall and expand the activities that can take place there.

The St Leonards Memorial Hall is the only locally available space for community activities, but the condition of the floor has previously limited how it can be safely used.

A new, even and level floor will mean community members can use the hall for dance classes, carpet bowls, pre-school and after school programs for children – and many more activities.

It will also encourage new business activities – with the potential for Pilates and yoga classes, market stalls, art shows and classes, while allowing the hall to be hired for weddings, parties and community activities.

Works to replace the flooring are being supported by $113,000 in funding through Regional Development Victoria and are using local carpenters and subcontractors.

Since 2014, a record $45 billion has been invested in projects and programs specifically designed to support our regional and rural Victorian cities and towns to be even better places to live, work and visit.

These investments mean more locals have jobs close to home, more communities have the infrastructure they need to thrive, and more visitors can experience everything our regions offer.