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Harriet Shing MP:
Official opening of Yinnar and District Memorial Hall refurbishment

Reconditioning of the memorial hall to help brighten up the community venue.

By news@gippsland - 26th February 2021 - Back to News

The Yinnar community now has a public hall with a modern interior after the refurbished Yinnar and District Memorial Hall was opened today (25 February). The Yinnar and District Memorial Hall refurbishment received a $318,181 grant from the Victorian Government through the Latrobe Valley Authoritys Community and Facility Fund, and a contribution from Latrobe City Council, following advocacy from the Yinnar community.

The hall refurbishment included new:

  • Amenities including a fully compliant accessible toilet
  • Flooring
  • Insulation and ceiling
  • Kitchen
  • Meeting room and kitchenette
  • Refurbished foyer
  • Storage areas

Popular community venue

The hall opened in 1955 and has been a popular venue within the community ever since, being used for events such as:

  • Craft groups, farmer groups, playgroups, kinder and school groups
  • Celebrations, dances, weddings, parties and funerals
  • Health and wellness classes
  • Two markets a year

Community hall that celebrates life

Latrobe City Mayor Sharon Gibson said, "Halls are the lifeblood of country communities and this is especially the case at Yinnar. This hall is where the people of Yinnar come together and celebrate life in the local community. They deserve a hall with a contemporary interior that makes holding events easier and more comfortable."

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing MP said, "Community halls play such an important role in our regional communities, helping to bring people together to socialise, celebrate and connect, and this refurbished hall will improve the amenity, accessibility and versatility of this much-loved feature of the community."

Yinnar and District Memorial Hall Committee President Glenys Webster said, "Hopefully we will be able to have cooking classes and even be able to teach children how to cook. The hall is the hub of the community and is used by so many groups, and thats why the many volunteers of Yinnar and district worked so hard to get the facilities to where they are at. The refurbishments will ensure the hall continues to meet the needs of our growing community for many years to come."

Yinnar and District Memorial refurbishment

Yinnar and District Memorial refurbishment

New kitchenette

New kitchenette

Kitchen refurbishment

Kitchen refurbishment

Pictures from Yinnar and District Memorial Hall - Market Facebook page


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