THE Bundalaguah-Myrtlebank Hall will be modernised, with its leaking roof to be replaced and new toilets, kitchen and fencing to be installed.
The state government will contribute $47,000 to the $67,242 upgrade.
Gippsland East MLA Tim Bull said the upgraded facility would satisfy a growing demand from local music, arts and community groups.
He said the works would focus on making the facility a safe and functioning community hall, able to meet the many varied needs of the community.
“While aspects of the project focus upon addressing safety issues, such as the roof and fencing, the addition of a new toilet will bring the hall up to a standard that acknowledges the breadth of community groups using it,” he said.
“The addition of a new kitchen acknowledges advances in safe food handling and the many events at the hall that require various levels of catering.
“The overall project is fundamentally about supporting an enthusiastic and strong new Bundalaguah-Myrtlebank Hall committee, which is dedicated to expanding the programming at the hall to be able to deliver its activities.”
The hall committee will contribute $10,226 along with $2937 from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal, $2119 from Wellington Shire Council and $4960 in-kind from the local community.
The upgrade is expected to be completed in February next year.