Monday 26 October 2009
A Brumby Labor Government grant of $126,000 will assist with the upgrade of the Molyullah Hall, bringing new social, economic and recreation opportunities to the town and the region, the Member for Northern Victoria Region, Candy Broad said today.
In Molyullah today, Ms Broad said the Molyullah Recreation and Public Hall Reserve, some 25 minutes drive from Benalla, was an important venue for the farming districts of Tatong, Molyullah and Greta and was used by a broad range of groups and residents.
“The Brumby Labor Government is supporting the project to provide the community with a better facility, create jobs for local tradespeople during construction, and support local businesses of Benalla and north-east Victoria,” Ms Broad said.
“The nearest pub is at Tatong and the nearest shops are at Benalla, so the hall is a very important gathering place for residents as the venue for church services, committee meetings, sport, Australia Day celebrations and by groups such as Landcare and 4WD Club-Toyota.”
The Molyullah Hall Upgrade Project will upgrade and extend the hall to accommodate a larger kitchen, a small meeting room and an office/storage area.
By being upgraded now, the much-loved and used community hall would continue to be of value for many years, Ms Broad said.
The Molyullah Recreation and Public Hall Reserve Committee expects to complete the hall upgrade in time for the 2010 Easter Monday Sports Day.
Brumby Labor Government funding for the $190,000 project would be provided to Benalla Rural City Council through Regional Development Victoria’s Small Towns Development Fund, Ms Broad said.
“The Small Towns Development Fund is helping Victoria’s smaller towns create jobs, drive economic growth and improve community infrastructure,” Ms Broad said.
“So far, the Fund has contributed $49.2 million to 476 announced capital works projects throughout rural and regional Victoria with a total value estimated to be more than $102 million.”