Mudgegonga Hall upgrade steps up

(Media Release - 3 August 2011)

The Mudgegonga Hall is one step closer to receiving a $360,000 facelift after Alpine Shire Council awarded a tender for the project this week.

Hofbuild Pty Ltd was awarded the contract for the extension and renovation of the hall for the all-inclusive price of $361,872 at council’s general meeting on August 2.

The project will include an extension to the Myrtleford-Yackandandah Road building including new toilets, meeting room and outdoor deck.

The kitchen, stage and entrances will also receive a facelift.

The hall formed a vital hub for the community in the wake of the February 2009 bushfires, which caused widespread damage to Mudgegonga and surrounding areas.

Director Corporate and Community Services, Trevor Britten said funding for the revamp was sourced from the Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction and Recovery Authority (VBRRA) and community consultation informed the final design.

“The Mudgegonga Hall Committee of Management was heavily involved in the project, all the way from its design to development of the tender,” he said.

“These halls are again becoming a focus for their communities – interest in them has been renewed and they become fantastic community building tools.

“When the works are finished the facility will be of a standard that will be unlikely to need significant maintenance for quite a few years to come.

“The hall is used by a wide range of groups so this will benefit the whole community.”


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