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Community Hall upgrades for Hawkesdale and Wangoom

03/05/2018

The communities of Hawkesdale and Wangoom in the state’s southwest are set to benefit from refurbishments to their memorial halls through a $307,500 grant from the Victorian Government.

Both halls were built in the late 1950s but are still in constant use today for training workshops, community meetings, and private functions - making them true hubs of their local community.

The Wangoom Hall upgrade will install new accessible toilets, improve access to the building for people of all abilities, upgrade the kitchen, and reconfigure the internal space to create a multi-use space with views to the tennis courts and playground.

The Hawkesdale Hall project will upgrade the existing toilets, install a new accessible toilet, and develop a utility space to better cater for Hall’s varied uses.

The funding for Hawkesdale comes after the recent fires in south west Victoria and will help contribute to the community’s recovery efforts.

Both halls play an important role in the community as a communal meeting place and as a revenue source when rented for events and private functions.

The townships identified the refurbishment of their community halls as their top priority in consultation with Moyne Shire and are fundraising to contribute to the overall $615,000 project cost.



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