Victory Hall’s restoration fund has received a $5000 injection from Tatura’s Rotary Club.ALEXANDRA BOLKAS June 19, 2014 3:25am
Tatura Civic Hall committee member Ian Grant said community donations were vital to reach a target of $50 000.
‘‘Community donations are very significant, we can barely maintain the hall as it is, excluding external work,’’ he said.
‘‘We struggle just to keep up with the cost of running the hall.
‘‘We rely on community grants or government assistance for anything that has got to be done externally.’’
He said Greater Shepparton City Council did not own the hall but contributed $1000 a year for it maintenance.
‘‘People might ask us why council doesn’t put more money in — but they don’t own the hall so they are not going to invest ratepayers money in it,’’ he said.
Mr Grant said the committee was preparing a submission to Regional Development Victoria’s ‘Putting Locals First Program’.
‘‘This submission if successful offers two dollars for one dollar grant towards the restoration,’’ Mr Grant said.
‘‘To cover this two for one commitment the committee needs to raise about $50 000.’’
Committee member Richard Graves said if they were successful in obtaining the grant they would focus on re-plumbing the roof, external and internal painting, refurbishing the RSL room, re-sealing flooring and re-tiling the bathroom.
‘‘All plumbing will be re-directed through to three big tanks out the back to take it away from running into the street which isn’t working,’’ he said.
‘‘The floor has to be re-sealed every five years, it’s currently way over five years, and it will cost at least $5000 to do that,’’ he said.
Tatura Rotary secretary Ken Park said the hall was the major recipient of Rotary donations this year.
‘‘Rotary paid $1400 for the hall hire for the art show which attracted around 1300 people from inside and outside the district,’’ he said.
‘‘If we don’t get the support of the district we can’t raise money to put it back into the district.’’
Individuals or organisations in the community wanting to donate to the restoration fund can phone Ian Grant on 5824
Mr Grant said the committee was planning to recognise all donors in the hall’s foyer.
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