Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall met with Gwydir Shire Council representatives recently to announce good news for the Warialda War Memorial Hall. Gwydir Shire Council General Manager Max Eastcott, left, Building Services Manager Colin Cuell, Mayor John Coulton and Adam Marshall.
Monday, 15 February 2016
WARIALDA’S iconic War Memorial Hall will soon have a whole new batch of chairs and tables thanks to a $10,230 grant from the State Government’s Community Building Partnership fund, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.
On a recent visit Warialda, Mr Marshall met Gwydir Shire Council representatives and delivered the good news.
“The Warialda Memorial Hall is vital community asset which is regularly used by council and community groups for various functions, wedding, balls and ceremonies,” Mr Marshall said.
“At present, the chairs and tables in the hall are in a poor state and need to be replaced.
“Over the years, they have been damaged and many removed from the premises which has left an insufficient numbers to happily seat visitors when functions reach full capacity.
“The chairs and tables that remain are beginning to damage the beautiful timber floor so I was more than happy to support this application for funding. Council also intends to put the old furniture to good use and give it away to various community groups.
“It’s a beautiful old hall and it’s great to see it’s still well used and I’m delighted that together we have been able secure this funding to address these issues.
“It’s very gratifying to see the Gwydir Shire Council so committed to maintaining and improving the facilities in this lovely old hall.”
Gwydir Shire Council Mayor John Coulton said council was very grateful to the receive the funding and was pleased all the old furniture would soon be removed from the hall.
“The legs of the chairs and tables are taking their toll; it wasn’t that long ago the timber floor was restored to its former glory so the last thing we want to see is these chairs continually scraping over it and tearing it up,” Cr Coulton said.