Main Hall Upgrade for the Burrawang School of Arts

Dec 11, 2012 by

The Burrawang School of Arts can now look forward to 'flicking a switch' for instant warmth in the Hall during cooler months. Committee member, Beth Macdonald, said at the cheque presentation that they were thrilled to be a successful recipient of a $10,000 Veolia Mulwaree Trust grant . This enabled the Burrawang School of Arts to finally get underway with the installation of ducted gas heating in the main hall.

Committee members John Symons, Beth Macdonald and Gary Johnson were responsible for lodging the application in May to top up years of successful fundraising and finally install heating for the School of Arts. Along with the 130 Burrawang School of Arts members, there are various community groups which use the hall throughout the year. These include the Burrawang Public School, Progress Association, ballet classes, exercise classes, Bridge groups, sporting clubs (fishing club and hockey club), community fundraising groups, Rural Fire Service, Hospital Auxillary and the RSL. The aim of the project was to provide a comfortable environment in the School of Arts Main Hall so it could be further utilised for all community groups and members of the Burrawang community.

The Burrawang School of Arts is a unique asset in the Burrawang/Wildes Meadow community. It is wholly owned and operated by the community, and available to be used by all for private or public functions. It is an essential part of the village. The Burrawang School of Arts is an historic complex, the oldest of which was commenced in 1860, and is run by an elected committee, whose role is to raise funds and oversee the continual maintenance and upgrading of these wonderful facilities.