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Community & Business

8 September, 2020

Curban Hall Upgrades

Curban Community Hall has recently received $33,000 in federal funding. Under the Tackling Tough Times grant round 17, the hall will receive new outdoor amenities to improve the local meeting space and increase community capacity. Curban Hall committee president Neville Younghusband said that the community is “thrilled” to receive the funding.

“We’re over the moon, we’re putting in a double electric barbecue outside for the community and there will also be a certain amount of landscaping to go in and around the area,” said Mr Younghusband.

“We’re also getting a public address system, one without the cord running around behind you along with a defibrillator which will be mounted outside the hall so people can come and grab it whenever they need it.”

Mr Younghusband said the upgrades will be ideal for community events, such as markets and is an improvement over their old equipment. “It’ll definitely be good for community events like market days, especially with that PA system and the barbecue. We’ve got a couple of old barbecues which we trot out but this one will be much better. It’ll make the hall hopefully a bit of a mecca for the district.

“We’re planning a family day once it’s all installed. We’re going to get Jock Lummis to do a bit of children’s tennis coaching and make it a big day out. The upgrades will be very useful to our community.”

Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton called the grant funding a “timely injections of funds for our communities”.

“I’m so pleased all eight of these projects have received the tick of approval, and I’m excited to see the benefits they will all bring to their local communities,” said Mr Coulton.

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