Saturday, January 23, 2010

Community Hall Renovation on the move

Things are now moving on the Community Hall Renovation project funded in the Statewide Recovery Plan. In addition to the renovation to the existing building DHS are looking to extend the hall so they can remove the portable buildings and operate from the extension. This will provide the community with additional facilities when the relief services finish some time in the future.

The Department of Human Services and the Office of Housing have appointed an architect/project manager and the project kick off meeting was held on 20th January.

The renovation to the existing hall includes:

  • Air Conditioning
  • New Blinds and Curtains
  • New Toilets
  • Interior and Exterior painting
  • Children's Playground
  • Undercover BBQ Area
  • Landscaping
  • Sound System, Lighting and Data projector
  • New Tables and Chairs
  • Fence
  • Signage
  • Upgrade the driveway and turning lane
  • General repairs to the stage and interior

Designs for the extension will be drawn up in the next few weeks and we will provide more details about the proposed design and timing as they come to hand.

Once finished it will be a vastly improved community facility. It is great to see another recovery project getting traction.


  1. Good to see you have changed your mind and are building the community building where the community hall is rather than where King John and his merry band of misfits wants it.

  2. This is only renovation to Hall which the Flowerdale Community has talked about long before the fires and at Workshop held by in July it had the backing of the community plus others who could not attend the day.
    Community House will be built on old Jarrara site as approved by Council in December. This will become another asset to our community for future generations and programs will be expanded once built which will benefit the Flowerdale community.

  3. In which minutes was it reported as being approved by Council - none seen by us and we looked, today.

  4. In answering anonymous about the minutes, your reply speaks volumes, Jules!

  5. The meeting was held on 23 December,2009 and MSC hasn't posted the minutes. We don't control when they post minutes.

    As we seem to have a range of Anonymous posters and it is difficult to work out who is commenting I am going to disable anonymous postings. You can call yourself whatever you want.

    In addition I didn't set up the blog to enable people to make disparaging remarks about others in the community and I will moderate comments that are directed at individuals. Basically not everyone is going to agree with what happens during the recovery process but comments should play the ball not the man.


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