Local, Independant and Effective
August 15, 2016
Contact: Natasha Lobban

Federal funding splash for Jamieson Memorial Hall

A Federal funding initiative aimed at building community infrastructure is delivering for Jamieson. Independent Member for Indi, Cathy McGowan, congratulated the Mansfield Shire Council on receiving $18,125 for the Jamieson Memorial Hall Renovation Project.

The project renovation will include:

  • Installation of new kitchen;

  • Repair and paint total exterior of the hall including replacement of north-facing window and weatherboards where required;

  • Basic landscape and garden area including topsoil, seed and garden edge; and,

  • Repair and paint front fence including access gate or removable panel.

Ms McGowan said the historic timber hall, which was originally constructed in 1883, was much loved and well maintained by the community. It is home to the town’s notice board and both the Jamieson Community Group and Craft Group meet there.

“The project will rejuvenate the hall, creating a space that is vibrant and the community is proud of,” Ms McGowan said.

“The renovation will also enhance the many events held at the hall, such as Anzac Day, wine and cheese nights, the High Country Rod Muster breakfast, Autumn Festival, Spring Ball and the Easter Bush Market.”

Mansfield Shire Council provided $4957 for the project while Jamieson Community Group, supported by $6000 from High Country Rodders, provided $12,000. In-kind donations also came from Jamieson Community Group valued at $1428 and Ben Tweedly Builder $10,400. The total cost of the project is $46,910.

“Congratulations to the local community for getting behind this project and raising a combined total of $28,785 of cash and in-kind donations,” Ms McGowan said. “I look forward to seeing the hall renovation completed and attending events in the new space.” 

This funding was delivered under Round Two of the Federal Government Stronger Communities Programme (SCP).

 


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