The Kyogle Memorial Institute Hall will be getting an injection of funds from both the Kyogle council and the federal government to get a well deserved upgrade.
The federal government grant of $267,000 will be matched by Kyogle council and work will include the reinstatement of the building’s original entrance from the main street, alterations to the first floor area to create a space for an art gallery and cultural area, a new lift, new display areas to showcase the historic features of the hall and its uses over time, new lighting and a sound booth in the main auditorium.
Kyogle mayor Danielle Mulholland said: ‘This is a great investment in our cultural precinct which will allow the relocation of Council’s Roxy Art Gallery and reinstate the front entry to the KMI.’
An economic impact assessment by Regional Development Australia found the project would add more than $360,000 to the local economy during the construction phase and then $800,000 over the next decade.
‘Kyogle is the gateway to the Northern Rivers for many domestic and international visitors travelling from the Gold Coast and Brisbane,’ said federal member for Page Kevin Hogan.