THE popular Peak Crossing Community Hall is set to become even more appealing to visitors when it gets spruced up with the help of some Commonwealth funding.
The hall, which is 90-years-old this year, will get new floor coverings in the bathrooms, kitchen and bar as well as a fresh coat of paint in the hallway through a $5000 federal Stronger Communities program grant.
The $10,000 project – which the hall committee will also pitch in time, materials and money for – will bring it up to speed with workplace health and safety requirements and improve the look of the historic building.
Hall committee president Ron Smith said securing the funding was a major boost for the community.
“It’s important to keep investing time and money in halls like our one at Peak Crossing because they are just used for so many different functions and by so many people locally and from outside the area – we get about 3000 people through the hall each year,” he said.
“We’ve been actively pursuing grants like this one we’ve been able to secure with the help of our Federal Member Scott Buchholz and we’ll have about nine volunteers working on this project to put that money to good use for the good of the community.”
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said congratulated the group on its success.
“I know how important this is from a community perspective because the community hall is like the heart and soul of the town,” he said.
“The very fact that they get 3000 people through here a year, whether that be through the regular hall dances, the Zumba classes, the wedding receptions, birthday parties, wakes and meetings, shows just how vital this hall is and how worthwhile it is to make this investment to improve the facility.”