Council and community work to upgrade Milawa Hall
Published on 02 November 2022
Milawa Hall has had a new lease on life after the Milawa community led by the Hall Committee worked with Council to save the historic and much used social hub of the township.
Rural City of Wangaratta was happy to support community efforts which saw a successful fundraising campaign coupled with Victorian Government funding of $39,000 received under the Bushfire Recovery Grants for Community Facilities Program. Council then committed over $150,000 and managed the works to repair and upgrade the hall.
“It was a fantastic result and shows what can be achieved when we work together with our amazing community groups,” said Rural City of Wangaratta Director of Community and Infrastructure, Marcus Goonan.
“We have been working with the committee for some time now and the results speak for themselves, the committee should be very proud of the work that they have put in.”
“Repair work included works outside the hall, the replacement of storm water pipework, installation of root barriers, re-sheeting of the gravel carpark, repointing of external brickwork, and repair and painting of external window and door frames,” said Mr Goonan.
“Inside the hall asbestos was removed from the supper room and this was replaced with plasterboard sheeting, a suspended ceiling was then constructed in the supper room and main hall, the building was rewired, new lighting installed, and fans were replaced throughout the hall. Internal walls were repaired and the hall was repainted.”
“The most significant part of the project was the removal of the old rotten floor. This has been completely reconstructed using new Tasmanian Oak flooring.”
“Council has been really happy to work with the Milawa community and we can’t wait to see the hall back in action!” said Mr Goonan.
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