New kitchen a boost for hall
THE Woodgate and District Residents’ Association is in celebration mode following the completion of their long-awaited brand new Woodgate Community Hall kitchen.
The newly renovated commercial kitchen, which replaces a small outdated domestic kitchen at the community hall, features a deep fryer, big stove, a bain-marie, several fridges and a commercial dishwasher.
To celebrate the newly renovated kitchen, the residents’ association hosted a special lunch on Saturday with member for Burnett Stephen Bennett and local councillor Tony Ricciardi.
With the help of Mr Bennett, the association secured $35,000 from the state government Gambling Community Benefit Fund to assist in the renovations.
The association footed the remaining $40,000 to complete the project.
❝ Carole Baxter We now have the confidence to advertise the hall for functions.
secretary Carole Baxter said they were thrilled to offer a fully commercial kitchen for public hire at the venue.
“The other kitchen had reached its used-by date and was impractical,” she said.
Mrs Baxter said she was hopeful the public would support the association by hiring the facility, which was now ready for functions.
“With a commercial style kitchen we now have the confidence to advertise the hall for functions,” she said.
The association is now looking to install air-conditioning.
For hall hire details visit www.woodgatebeach.org.au/wdra.