Funding for rural community building upgrades

Published on 04 July 2024

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Horsham Rural City Council has secured funding through the Victorian Government's Tiny Towns fund for significant upgrades to four of its community facilities.

Each of the user groups are co-contributing funding to the projects, demonstrating a strong community commitment to these important facilities. 

Laharum Oval Community Facility Kitchen Upgrade
A grant of $11,363 (exclusive of GST) will facilitate the removal of a commercial range hood from the Horsham Town Hall, which will be refitted and repurposed for the kitchen at the Laharum Oval Community facility.

Laharum Hall Upgrade
With a grant amount of $14,346 (inclusive of GST), this project will provide an acoustic ceiling to the Laharum Public Hall meeting room and improve heating and cooling in the meeting room and the main hall.

Quantong Community Centre Flooring Upgrade
A grant of $25,000 (inclusive of GST) will allow for the re-carpeting of the main hall, meeting room, and office with commercial carpet tiles, as well as the installation of a new dance floor in the main hall.

Natimuk & District Soldiers Memorial Hall Internal Upgrades
A grant of $13,682 (exclusive of GST) will fund priority internal upgrades to the Hall, including window re-glazing and new blinds in the main hall, carpeting of the backstage area, and heating and cooling improvements to the main hall, office, and supper room.

Funding acknowledged 
Mayor Robyn Gulline acknowledged the state government’s contributions along with the hard work of volunteers who help maintain the buildings.

“These upgrades will create social and economic benefits for our community and we thank the Victorian Government for its funding support,” Cr Gulline said.

“The groups who are based at these facilities provide critical services and events that help make the Wimmera a great place to live.

“We look forward to seeing the results of the upgraded facilities,” she said.

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