Improvements increase use of Tarago Hall

Jan 23, 2013 by

The upgrade of the Tarago Hall was officially opened last month. The Veolia Mulwaree Trust and local community jointly funded the improvements which included a kitchen upgrade and renovation to the front exterior.

Tarago and District Progress Association (TADPAI) Hall Sub-Committee member Gillian Shepherd said TADPAI and the Tarago community had benefitted enormously from the project. “We now have a facility that can provide safe food practices for catering either in-house or for hire. The project has rekindled interest in the hall and we have had more bookings and functions for the Hall in the past 12 months than in previous years.,” Mrs Shepherd said.

The extensive kitchen upgrade included new stainless steel benches and appliances, relining of the walls, new flooring, sinks and cleaning areas and new entry door. The front of the hall and facade have been modernised with new glass windows in the wind protection alcove, new cladding, replacement of the supper room doors and concreting of the entrance way.

TADPAI members and community volunteers donated materials, labour and held fundraising events to assist in the project, and will continue to do so with further improvements and new uses for the hall planned for the future.

The total project cost just over $60,000 with the Trust contributing a grant of $52,481. Trustees, pictured above at the plaque unveiling, were delighted to attend the official opening in December and see the improvements first hand.