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Lauriston Hall upgrades keeping community connected


Recent upgrades to the 90-year-old Lauriston Hall have made the much-loved community hub more accessible and better equipped to host community and family get-togethers, thanks to Victorian Government support.

The upgrade works ensure the hall can continue to be an important cultural and social hub for locals and visitors, including space for local children’s playgroups, performances, not-for-profit group meetings, exhibitions and private functions for the Lauriston community.

Upgrades included rehabilitation works to retain the hall’s heritage character, while a new kitchen, bathroom and entranceway have modernised its internal fit out. Construction works have also made the hall more accessible for people of all abilities.

The hall’s upgrade has enabled the community to come together and connect at events, which is a key part of the town’s recovery from the impacts of the pandemic.

The refreshed space further highlights the importance of how access to welcoming community halls impacts on social wellbeing through shared experiences.

Local community members joined the Lauriston Hall Committee to collaborate on the development of the project delivered by the Macedon Ranges Shire.

The building has a long history of community spirit, with two local sisters pooling their money to fund construction of the community hall in the early 1930s.

Funding of $50,000 for the Lauriston Hall upgrade project was awarded through the Stronger Regional Communities Program, part of the Victorian Government’s almost $30 billion investment in rural and regional Victoria since 2015.

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