Refurbishment works on the Gatton Shire Hall are set to commence this month. Photo: Lockyer Valley Regional Council.
Refurbishment works on the Gatton Shire Hall are set to commence this month. Photo: Lockyer Valley Regional Council.

Local hall set for major upgrades

The Gatton Shire Hall will undergo a major facelift this year, as part of a $2.08 million program funded by council and the federal government.

Refurbishments are set to commence next week, which will provide major upgrades to the kitchen, climate control systems, foyer, roofing, electrical systems and eastern courtyard.

Community Facilities Portfolio Councillor and Deputy Mayor Cr Jason Cook welcomed the upgrades and said the major renovation would "refresh and improve" the hall's capabilities.

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Works will mostly occur inside the hall or on the roof, meaning inconvenience to the public from noise, dust and construction activity should be kept to a minimum.

Minor disruptions due to construction traffic and a temporary exclusion of some parking areas adjacent to the hall will be necessary.

The renovations are expected to be complete by July 2021, at which time bookings for the upgraded facility will recommence.

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The project has been jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government, in association with Lockyer Valley Regional Council.

Cr Cook thanked the state and federal governments for their support to allow the project to go ahead.

"It is one that will certainly benefit the Lockyer Valley community for many years to come," Cr Cook said.

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