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Australia : $1 billion Regional Growth Fund transforms Nyora Community Hall

May 30, 2014

Everybody will be Kung Fu fighting in Nyora following today s announcement by the Victorian Coalition Government that it will support a major redevelopment of the Nyora Community Hall.

Deputy Premier and Member for Gippsland South Peter Ryan was in Nyora today to announce the Coalition Government would invest $255,000 from the $1 billionRegional Growth Fund to support a $340,000 redevelopment of the much-loved community hall.

Mr Ryan said the hall would be transformed into a flexible, functional and appealing meeting place that the Nyora community could be proud of.

The redevelopment will include the replacement of roofing and gutters, the treatment of external walls to eliminate rising damp, the installation of bi-fold walls, internal upgrades, paintwork and a redesigned entry.

The project will also include new car parking, landscaping and drainage improvements.

The redevelopment of the Nyora Community Hall was identified as a key priority by the local community and we have listened to their concerns and invested $255,000 to ensure this project goes ahead, Mr Ryan said.

The Nyora Community Hall is the only community meeting space in Nyora and is a popular location for weddings, birthday celebrations and other community gatherings.

It is also used for a wide-range of community activities, including playgroups, patchwork groups, Kung Fu classes, the community newsletter office, outreach programs, the local Lions club, as well as hosting the Council immunisation program.

Nyora residents and user-groups will benefit from having a reliable, flexible and usable space at their disposal.

Mr Ryan said the redevelopment would be finished by June next year.

Member for Eastern Victoria Region Danny O Brien, who joined Mr Ryan at today s announcement, said the redevelopment would ensure the Nyora Community Hall continues to meet the needs of the community as Nyora s population grows.

Nyora s population is projected to grow from 1,300 today to more than 2,100 by 2030, Mr O Brien said.

We need to build the infrastructure that can support a growing population and that is why we have invested more than $250,000 to enable this significant redevelopment of the Nyora Community Hall to be undertaken.

Mr O Brien said the project was another example of the Coalition Government s $1 billionRegional Growth Fund putting locals first.

Right across Gippsland, the Regional Growth Fund is investing in vital local projects that would otherwise have struggled to secure funding, Mr O Brien said.

In the South Gippsland Shire alone, the Regional Growth Fund has invested more than $13 million to support more than 30 projects, leveraging around $60 million in total investment.

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Source: TendersInfo (India)