THE Numinbah Valley School of Arts hall kitchen is set to be doubled in size after the group secured a $7840 Commonwealth grant towards the project.
The group will pitch in for the $15,680 project, which will bring the kitchen up to speed with requirements and make it suitable for weddings and dances to be hosted in the popular community hub.
The Numinbah School of Arts hall, which was built in 1927, is used as a meeting place for community groups, a venue for school concerts and community barbecues and an emergency meeting point in natural disasters.
Hall committee chairman Philip Thomson welcomed Commonwealth support for the project.
“We urgently needed this upgrade for the kitchen – it was built in the 1950s and hasn’t been upgraded since the 1980s and it’s falling apart,” he said.
“Getting it upgraded means we’re equipped to do things like weddings and our kitchen will comply with the standards of today.”
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz congratulated the Numinbah Valley School of Arts committee on its success.
“This hall is the heart of this small community and an invaluable piece of local infrastructure for all the people who benefit from its use and for those who volunteer their time keeping it in good order,” he said.
“I thank the members of the hall committee for the great work they do in this community and I’m glad that I could help them get Commonwealth support for this important project.”