Nathan Kite, Steph Cooke MP and John Bianchini hold large cheques and stand in front of a corrugated iron wall inside the Binya Hall
Nathan Kite, Steph Cooke MP and John Bianchini at the Binya Hall

The Binya Hall will be undergoing extensive upgrades thanks to two grants from the NSW Government.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced $23,079 from the Community Building Partnerships program to upgrade the Hall’s heating, electrics and painting, and a further $351,678 from the Crown Reserves Improvement Fund to build new bathrooms.

Ms Cooke said the upgrades would improve the experience of all users of the Binya Hall.

“The Trust has worked hard to secure this funding and undertake these important updates to the Hall and I congratulate them on their efforts,” Ms Cooke said.

“Community halls are vital spaces and give us all places to meet, celebrate and enjoy life.”

“This is an injection in to the local economy of just under $375,000 which is a fantastic boost and will help the Hall be fit for purpose well in to the future.”

Vice President of the Binya Hall Trust Joy Geddes said she was thrilled the renovations would be taking place.

“This has been a long time coming, we’ve applied for several grants to get the toilets fixed before and haven’t been successful, so this is very exciting,” Ms Geddes said.

“The priority will be to put state of the art disabled access in for our toilets and a nice place for parents and carers to be able to take children. This will help us cater to everyone.”