BOOSTING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY HALLS

Friday, 28 June 2019

Gippsland’s local community halls will be able to host more events and attract people to the region, thanks to a major refurbishment of the Bundalaguah & Myrtlebank Hall from the Labor Government.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced a $239,000 grant for Bundalaguah & Myrtlebank Hall from the Latrobe Valley Authority’s Community and Facility Fund towards its major refurbishment project.

The extensive upgrades at the hall will help attract higher-profile events and live music performances, as well as providing better facilities for the hall to host private events like birthday parties and weddings.

Ms Shing made the announcement while visiting the completed upgrades at Heyfield Memorial Hall today, which was made possible by almost $42,000 from the Labor Government to upgrade acoustics, making it a suitable venue for live music and performances.

Earlier today, Ms Shing also officially re-opened Newry Hall by way of a plaque unveiling, following an extensive refurbishment project supported by a $224,774 grant from the Labor Government

Heyfield Memorial Hall, Bundalaguah Hall and Newry Hall are working together to attract high profile performances and events to the region, with all three now having received funding from the Latrobe Valley Authority’s Community and Facility Fund for upgrade works.

Tickets go on sale today for a Beatles event spectacular on Saturday 12 October – with the three halls joining forces to create a truly unforgettable afternoon featuring three of the countries top Beatles shows. More information at www.liveatthebundy.com.au

A number of Latrobe Valley community halls are being upgraded to help attract live performances and events to the region thanks to funding provided by the Victorian Government. Latrobe Valley Authority has now provided funding for 11 community halls across the Latrobe Valley for a total of over $1.5 million.

The Latrobe Valley Authority’s Community and Facility Fund supports community-led initiatives and projects that help make the region a great place to live and work.

For more information on the Fund visit lva.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

These are fantastic examples of what can be achieved by regional communities bringing together their passion, skills and expertise to create something truly special.”

“Community halls play such an important role in our regional communities, helping to bring people together to socialise, celebrate and connect.”

Quotes attributable to Latrobe Valley Authority CEO Karen Cain

“We are extremely pleased to support our local community halls and it’s great to see them working together to attract high profile events and performances to our region.”