Service centre to make way for “catering facilities”
Moira Shire Councillor Peter Mansfield has the left the door open for council to include “catering facilities” in the town hall.
Cr Mansfield said it’s anticipated that once a new library is built council’s customer service centre will be co-located in the new facility which would make room for catering facilities within the town hall footprint.
“Once concept designs are available and the project costed we’ll be seeking State Government financial support through its Living Libraries program and selling the current library site to help fund the project,” he said.
Cr Mansfield agreed that the inclusion of a new, compliant commercial kitchen to the new structure and the refurbishing of much of the current hall was vital to the future of the building.
“There has to be a commercial kitchen to service the hall if it is to remain,” Cr Mansfield said.
“That’s the bottom line, if you haven’t got a commercial kitchen you have a deserted hall and it gets less use.
In recognising that Option A includes the removal of the community hall and therefore the existing commercial kitchen the Yarrawonga Library Project Steering Committee also recommended that commercial kitchen services be provided within the town hall precinct.
“Council’s newly endorsed Strategic Resource Plan has budgeted for the Yarrawonga Library development and the Council has adopted the committee’s recommendations of the preferred site option and the need for catering facilities to support the town hall,” Cr Mansfield said.
“The 2018-19 budget, which was approved by council in June, had set aside $100,000 for design works to be undertaken in this financial year.”