Yesterday the Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan, announced $70,000 of funding for upgrades to Wardell and Pimlico Halls, in Ballina Shire.
Planned improvements to the halls will make them safer and compliant with modern building standards.
Acknowledging the important role played by community halls in the community, Mr Hogan said, ‘This funding will allow for various repairs and improvements at Pimlico Hall, including new handrails on the ramps, upgraded door, interior and exterior repainting, and accessible parking and pathways.
‘Wardell Hall upgrades will include new roofing, removal of asbestos from underneath the hall, new kitchen and toilets, and improved emergency exit ramps,’ he said.
‘This funding has been provided through the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program (LRCI) announced last year.’
Mr Hogan said the program was designed to support councils to deliver infrastructure projects, support jobs and help communities bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic.