Dunalley Community Hall to Rise from the Ashes

Media Release

JB007/2014

03 February 2014

The Dunalley Community Hall will soon be re-built after being destroyed by the devastating January 2013 bush fires that ravaged south-east Tasmania.

Today I am pleased to announce that $250,000 in funding from the Australian Government's Community Development Grants Programme has now been secured to ensure this important community asset is re-built.

The new hall promises to be one of the highlights of a town being re-developed after the bushfires, through the Sorrell Council's Township Concept Plan.

The hall will provide a versatile space with a stage and green room, commercial kitchen and servery, meeting rooms and reception area, and an outdoor event space with terraced seating.

This integral part of the community will again give locals a venue for local theatre and musical shows, meetings and a range of other social activities.

It promises to return vibrancy to the town with a place where the residents of all ages can come together with family and friends.

Sorell Council has contributed $600,000 to the project and Rotary Australia has contributed $200,000.

I congratulate them for their commitment and financial support, and also Dunalley locals who have come through terrible adversity and have got behind this important community project.

The Australian Government is providing $342 million through the Community Grants Programme to about 300 projects around Australia.