Uralla Shire Mayor Michael Pearce, left, with Uralla Community Centre Manager Gay Mulvey and Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall celebrate the funding win for the Uralla Community Centre.
Wednesday, 7 October 2020
A LICK of paint and new solar lighting will brighten up the Uralla Community Centre, thanks to a $45,000 grant from the State Government’s Drought Stimulus Program to give the building a face-lift, announced today by Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall.
Mr Marshall said the improvements would make the Community Centre a safer, more vibrant place for Uralla Shire Council staff and number of local community-based organisations to operate from.
“The Uralla Community Centre is the home of all things inclusive in the Uralla Shire, providing a base for Tablelands Community Support (TSC), Ascent Group and the local Aboriginal Elders Group,” Mr Marshall said.
“The addition of solar lighting will make the carpark safer at night for staff, in particular during winter.
“This lighting will provide the added benefit of deterring would be thieves and vandals from attempting to break into the all-important TSC vehicles, which are parked there overnight.
“Work is expected to start in the first quarter of next year.”
Uralla Shire Mayor Michael Pearce said council had been looking for ways to encourage a greater number of community groups to utilise the centre for some time.
“The Uralla Community Centre is very versatile, with plenty of space, a large group room with attached kitchen all available for hire,” Cr Pearce said.
“This grant has provided Council with the perfect opportunity to give the building a freshen-up in the hope local groups may be more inclined to hold their regular gatherings and events there.
“Council is grateful for the financial assistance provided through the State Government’s Drought Stimulus Package, which has allowed us to provide work for local tradespeople and improve local facilities.”