Revitalising Rupanyup Town Hall to bring community together23/03/2022
The Victorian Government has supported the small town of Rupanyup in western Victoria to refurbish its much-loved Town Hall.
Rupanyup Memorial Hall is now open after it was recently given a face-lift thanks to support from the Victorian Government’s Regional Infrastructure Fund.
The hall has been a community hub since 1920 and is a place for both formal and informal events for this small country town of 500 people.
The Rupanyup Memorial Hall is one of 14 community halls to receive support through the ‘Home Is Where the Hall Is’ program which is enabling much-loved buildings to remain historic centrepieces in their local communities.
Works on five of the fourteen halls is now complete, including Rupanyup Memorial Hall, Boolite Memorial Hall, Brim Memorial Hall, Lubeck Hall, and Woomelang Memorial Hall.
Works range from minor upgrades such as a repainting, to major structural works including restumping and plastering to ensure the halls are accessible and provide a place for the community to come together.
The Regional Infrastructure Fund is part of the Victorian Government’s flagship $156 million Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, helping businesses create more jobs in regional Victoria, supporting community projects and backing councils to build the infrastructure that locals and visitors need.
The fund is part of the Labor Government’s almost $30 billion investment in regional and rural Victoria since 2015. More information on the Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund can be found at Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund.