Ser­vice cen­tre to make way for “cater­ing fa­cil­i­ties”

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

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.

“It’s im­per­a­tive.”

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.”

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