Regan years are over
NELLIE Regan Memorial Hall in Peel Street has been a part of the Mandurah community since its construction in 1973.
But the hall has reached the end of its life and plans are in place to decommission and demolish it.
The building was named after Mrs Regan, who championed Mandurah’s senior citizens and instigated construction of the first Pensioner’s Hall when she was president of Mandurah branch of the Australian League.
It has been home to theatrical productions, meetings, weddings, receptions and popular outdoor markets over the years.
When Mrs Regan was 69 she was awarded an MBE at Government House for her outstanding work and perseverance in helping others.
Her daughter Decima Marshall was Mandurah Shire’s first female councillor. Pensioners
The City of Mandurah hosted an afternoon tea this month to celebrate the contribution Nellie Regan and the hall has made to the community, allowing people to share their memories and farewell the hall before its demolition.
There was also a historical display organised by Mandurah Community Museum.
An activities room at Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre will be named in Mrs Regan’s honour.
The Nellie Regan Hall in Peel Street will be demolished after serving the community for 45 years.