Funds flow for Scout Hall ‘facelift’

After many years of neglect, the former Scout Hall is being overhauled and will be given a new life under the care of the Rotary Club of Guyra
04th Jun 2024

The Rotary Club of Guyra are getting ready to roll up their sleeves and begin work on a restoration project which will transform the former Guyra Scout Hall into a permanent home for the club.
The Rotary Club were appointed the Crown Lands Manager for the Hall in November 2023. Last week they received word that they have been successful in their application for a grant from the NSW Government’s 2023-24 Crown Reserves Improvement Fund (CRIF).
President of the Rotary Club of Guyra, David Kanaley said the CRIF supports Crown Land Managers by providing funding for repairs, maintenance, and improvements on Crown reserves.
The $145,079 grant will go towards repairs and upgrades to the building on the corner of Nincoola and White Streets in Guyra. The successful grant application was the work of club members David Kanaley, Wendy Mulligan and Martha Weiderman.
The proposed works include repairs and upgrades to the foundations, roof, drainage, windows, electrical, and plumbing, as well as asbestos removal and painting. It will also see the construction of a disability access ramp.
This is the biggest project ever undertaken by the club, who are the only Rotary Club in NSW to have been given a Crown Lands asset to manage.
David added that a funding deed detailing grant conditions will be sent to the Club from Crown Lands in the coming weeks. After those matters are signed off work will begin with asbestos removal and a thorough cleaning of the Hall. It is anticipated that it will take up to a year for the project to be completed.
The hall will be used for club meetings and activities, including regular fundraising events such as book fairs. It will also be made available for use by other community groups and organisations.

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