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Corryong Memorial Hall upgrade

The application process wasn’t complicated. It was user-friendly and we didn’t have to wait long, like we did for other grants. I was impressed with that. 

Sheril Wilson, Treasurer, Corryong Memorial Hall

Corryong Memorial Hall organisers are successful recipients of a bushfire recovery grant for community facilities.  

The funding was used to add solar security lighting and a generator large enough to power the entire hall, including the hall’s kitchen facilities.   

The Memorial Hall provides community groups with a safe space to host many activities from sports, to cultural performances on their well-equipped stage.   

Austin Nicholas, President of Corryong & District Memorial Public Hall Inc, says the funding will reduce pressure on the community to raise money for the Hall.  

“This project contributes to the committee’s plan to make the hall self-sufficient and means that there is less pressure to raise funds from an over stretched, supportive community”. 

A generator, doubled with solar power, will eliminate blackouts and provide a cheaper, more environmentally friendly source of energy for users of this facility.  

Mr Nicholas also expressed delight at receiving the grant.  

“As president I sincerely thank Bushfire Recovery Victoria on behalf of this community for supporting the Corryong Memorial Hall”.  

Corryong Memorial Hall is managed by a committee of volunteers who strive to provide a welcoming meeting place for all residents and tourists.  

If your community facility was affected by the 2019-20 Eastern Victorian bushfires you might be eligible for a grant. Visit Recovery Support to find out more.  

Reviewed 30 March 2021

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