Community Halls and Memorials Benefit from PGF Fund
The Grey District Council was successful in securing funding to enable the renovations and upgrading of War Memorials, Community Halls and Community Facilities within the Grey District.
An application to the Provincial Growth Fund for $1,039,627 has paved a way forward for these activities with the dual aim of job creation for local businesses and contractors, as well as assisting with upgrades for some of the district’s community facilities.
We have been able to include 16 projects across the Grey District, which includes improvements to the following Grey District facilities: The Greymouth Regent Theatre, The Cobden Breakwater Kahuna Boardriders Clubroom, Nelson Creek Community Hall, Ahaura Memorial Hall, Totara Flat Hall, Moonlight Hall, Rotomanu Hall, Blackball Workingmens Club Community Hall, Moana Community Hall, Barrytown Settlers Hall, The Greymouth Cenotaph, Dixon Park Memorial Gates, Blackball Community Centre, Dobson Hall, Kaiata Community Hall and Camerons Community Hall.
Check out some images and stories of the work below.
Nelson Creek Hall, Nelson Creek
Work on the Nelson Creek Hall has been completed by local builder Jared Hewlett Builders. The Hall has been given a refresh with new exterior cladding, painting of exterior walls and new windows. On the inside, a new commercial kitchen has been fitted complete with gas plumbing, see some images below.
Kahuna Board Riders Club, Cobden
The Kahuna Board Riders Club was revitalised thanks to the PGF with a new roof, linings and framing all being completed by local contactor Adam Berry Builders.
Project Manager Assistant Aza O’Neill said, “designs are also being sourced for an accessway from the top of the beach down to the sand to allow for better access for the public carrying surfboards and bodyboards.”
Check out an image of the work being completed below.
Kaiata Community Hall, Kaiata
The Kaiata Community Hall has had a new deck built onto it, new windows and a new drinking fountain installed.
Council would like to thank the following contractors who worked on this project, they all worked quickly and efficiently with a great outcome for the Kaiata community:
- Hay Brothers Painters
- Stanton’s Plumbing
- Mike Muir Builders
Check out some images below.
Cameron's Hall, Cameron's
The Camerons Hall has been upgraded with a new sealed carpark, new steps and handrails being completed by Westroads. Westroads will also be installing a new fire inside the hall.
During the winter the inside of the hall will be painted by David Spark Decorators.
See some images of the work below.
Dobson Community Hall, Dobson
In Dobson, the funding is being used to revitalise the Community Hall grounds, which includes a new playground area. The successful contractor for the Dobson project was Westroads Limited and the work involved digging out the grounds where the old playground was, re-laying new timber edges for the new playground area which has been extended by two meters and, finally, laying new bark to complete the finished look. A new concrete pad has also been put down, which will be used for a BBQ area for the community to enjoy. The Dobson Hall Committee are currently working on supplying a BBQ for the area.
Attached are some photos of the Dobson Community Hall grounds before work started and a progress photo of the work completed so far.
Ahaura Hall, Ahaura
Work on the Ahaura Hall is now underway. With thanks to the PGF Fund, the hall is receiving repairs which will be completed by Kerry Round Builders, new heatpumps installed by Crawford Refrigeration, new doors installed by Design Windows and painting by Hay Brothers Painters.
Check out some progress photos below.
Rotomanu Hall, Rotomanu
The Rotomanu Hall has received a refresh with interior painting completed by David Spark Painters and a new door due to be installed shortly by Design Windows, West Coast.
Work on the Moonlight Community Hall is now complete. Work on the hall included:
- Internal painting by local contractor Hay Brothers Painting.
- The hall roof was repaired and the kitchen had an upgrade with new commercial vinyl and joinery, along with a new tub and door. The hall also had new acoustic tiles installed, this building work was completed by Adam Berry Builders.
Check out some photos below.