The Junee Reefs Public Hall will be undergoing a spruce up made possible through the NSW Government’s Crown Reserves Improvement Fund (CRIF).
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced a $23,204 grant from the program which will replace the hall’s guttering and enable internal and external painting.
Ms Cooke said the grant would help preserve the important community asset.
“This hall has been an important meeting place for Junee Reefs since it was built in 1926, and these improvements will help ensure it continues to service this passionate community,” Ms Cooke said.
“It’s clear to see the hard work this community puts in to maintaining this important space and I am so pleased to announce this support from the NSW Government.”
Junee Reefs Public Hall Land Manager Honorary Secretary Treasurer George Brabin said the hall was a vital part of the Junee Reefs community.
“This is so important the hall is a hub for our community for meetings and get-togethers and if we don’t keep it up it won’t be there in the future,” Mr Brabin said.
“It’s used by an exercise group, men’s nights and big celebrations like weddings and 21sts and our community Christmas dinner.”
“This is wonderful. It’s hard to raise funds, we do have some hire rates and get some donations but to get a grant takes the burden off us to fundraise. We are very grateful and this helps keep us as a community, not just a district.”