Hall Extension for Picton-Thirlmere-Bargo RSL Sub Branch

Jun 18, 2015 by

People using hall at AGMPicton-Thirlmere-Bargo RSL Sub Branch were able to complete a hall extension thanks to a grant from Veolia Mulwaree Trust.

The project to build an extension on the RSL and Community Hall at 1 Mason Street, Thirlmere was achieved. The works at the Hall have created a buzz in the Wollondilly Shire, it has attracted interest in the wider community and amongst community organisations keen to utilise the new space. The hall can now provide a clean, safe and undamaged space  for Sub Branch members to meet for welfare, social and commemorative purposes. Community organisations such as the Girl Guides, Rural Fire Service, school students and support groups also use the new facilities for meetings.

Tim Bennett-Smith, president of the Picton-Thirlmere-Bargo RSL Sub Branch, said “the main objective was to provide a community hall that could be used by a network of community-based, not-for-profit and support organisations. There is now a hall in the Thirlmere community that can provide a clean and useable space with adequate toilet facilities to accommodate everyone including the elderly and people with disabilities.”

Mr Bennett-Smith also said that “the effects of the hall extension will be long lasting. The building is a more user friendly community venue providing disabled access and facilities to Sub Branch members and the general public. The new hall has also created an injection of enthusiasm within the Sub Branch members who are expressing ideas of opening the hall for displays and a drop in centre for veterans.”

Veolia Mulwaree Trust is very proud to be involved with such a great project which will benefit the Wollondilly community for many years to come.