Redeveloped Moyston Hall officially opened

Posted Friday 8 September, 12:03pm

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria, Danielle Green MP visited Moyston on Friday to officially open the redeveloped Moyston Hall.

Ms Green was joined at the ceremony by Ararat Rural City Council Interim CEO Colleen White, Ararat Rural City Councillors Jo Armstrong and Peter Beales, members of the Moyston Hall Committee, project architect Peter Dunn, Ararat Rural City Council Staff and Moyston locals.

A Project Control Group was established in 2014 to deliver the redevelopment of the hall, which has seen major upgrades to make the venue more accessible for all abilities.

The redevelopment was made possible by a $330,000 contribution from The Andrews Government via its Regional Jobs and Infrastructure Fund, with Ararat Rural City Council adding a further $150,000 towards the upgrade.

Representing Ararat Rural City Council Mayor, Cr Paul Hooper, Councillor Armstrong said the redevelopment of rural halls was integral to communities by providing places and spaces for people to meet, gather and socialise.

“For many years this venue has been a place that has brought the community together and it is wonderful to see so many locals here today,” she said.

“That is exactly what this project has been about – delivering a community space for the great people of this town.

“It has been a huge commitment from all the stakeholders and members of the Project Control Group and I would personally like to extend my gratitude on behalf of the Ararat Rural City Council for their dedication.”

Future users of the hall will benefit from the accessible nature of the venue. The standout features of the redevelopment, include:

- upgrades to the front entrance facade including an accessible ramp

- an extension to house new amenities including an accessible toilet, male and female toilets, cleaners cupboard and storage

- an internal ramp to give better access to the hall from the supper room

- An upgrade in the kitchen to include a new dishwasher and minor cabinetry improvements

- a new septic system

- landscaping work

The outside of the redeveloped Moyston Hall.

The outside of the redeveloped Moyston Hall.

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria, Danielle Green MP with Moyston Hall Committee President Brian Kennedy

A large crowd attend the official opening of the redeveloped Moyston Hall.