A large group of people sit and stand under colourful bunting in an old hall.

The Walleroobie Hall will be undergoing upgrades thanks to the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund (CRIF).

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke announced a $28,620 grant from the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund to build disabled facilities, repair gutters, installation of a water tank and undertake general maintenance at the Walleroobie Public Hall.

Ms Cooke said the CRIF funding would help restore this important community hall.

“Our halls are vital community spaces and are seeing a renaissance with more and more people wanting to host events and functions in them,” Ms Cooke said.

“This work at Walleroobie will help make some important improvements and help to get this Hall in to shape so it can be enjoyed for generations to come.”

Board Member Lynne Cox said the community was looking forward to the work taking place.

“Everyone that I’ve talked to about this grant has been so excited about this. The Hall is turning 100 this year so these upgrades will be lovely,” Ms Cox said.

“One of our neighbours asked if they could use the Hall for a wedding reception and it made us realise how much work needed to be done.”

“We would love to be able to hold major events at the Hall down the track.”