Steph Cooke and members of the Advance Ganmain Committee stand in a large hall with polished timber floors and an ornate green and coral ceiling.

The Ganmain Hall is looking towards a cool future thanks to the NSW Government.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced an $11,330 grant from the Community Building Partnership program to purchase and install four split systems in the main hall and one smaller until in the hall’s supper room.

Ms Cooke said the upgrades would benefit all users of the hall.

“Community halls are an importance space for many groups to meet, play, party and gather, and they are truly enjoying a renaissance as function venues,” Ms Cooke said.

“This CBP grant will ensure the Ganmain Hall is fit for the future and can be enjoyed year-round for a range of events, which should lead to a boost in its use.”

“The Advance Ganmain Committee is matching this NSW Government funding and I congratulate them for their dedication to this wonderful community asset.”

Chairman of the Advance Ganmain Committee Guy Purcell said the funding would make a huge difference to the Ganmain community.

“These split systems mean we are going to be able to use the hall more often. At the moment we structure our events around the Autumn and the Spring because we haven’t had any climate control. We are going to attract more users of the hall and they will be more comfortable,” Mr Purcell said.

“We are very excited and very pleased the funding has come through, Bernadette Bodel did the hard yards with applying for the grant on behalf of the committee and did a fantastic job.”

“We are looking forward to the day when we get the green light and we can go ahead with functions and fundraising so we can continue the upkeep of the hall.”