Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Letter To The Editor -

con­sul­ta­tion by Ur­ban En­ter­prise or the Yar­ra­wonga Li­brary Steer­ing Com­mit­tee with hall-users or the wider com­mu­nity re­gard­ing the prac­ti­cal­ity of Op­tion A, de­spite the fol­low­ing quote on coun­cil’s web­site:

“All feed­back re­ceived will then form part of a re­port to in­form the Precinct Mas­ter Plan. This Mas­ter Plan will then be pre­sented to the com­mu­nity for more feed­back to make sure coun­cil has un­der­stood what the com­mu­nity wants “for re-devel­op­ment of the Shire Hall precinct.”

As stated in Op­tion A, there is no fund­ing avail­able or ear­marked to re­place the fa­cil­i­ties to be de­mol­ished so the Town Hall could be left without a kitchen and sep­a­rate din­ing area, or even without space to store chairs, stairs and tres­tles for some time.

The Town Hall needs a well equipped kitchen with space to pre­pare and serve sup­pers, lunches or din­ners.

For ex­am­ple, the Yar­ra­wonga Gala Ball and dance week­end held on the week­end of the third Sun­day in July at­tracts from 160 to 210 dancers from all over Vic­to­ria and in­ter­state and is feted for its sup­pers and lunch served in the Com­mu­nity Hall. Kitchen fa­cil­i­ties are re­quired for debu­tante balls and other ac­tiv­i­ties. The Com­mu­nity Hall is used by the Al­le­gro Theatre Com­pany for change rooms, and was used to cater for the re­cent Choral Fes­ti­val.

No home owner would bull­doze their kitchen and din­ing room without clear fi­nance and plans for re­place­ment. A Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Group is be­ing es­tab­lished and a meet­ing will be ad­ver­tised through the Chron­i­cle. Yours truly

Jeanette and Dou­glas Wil­son

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