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