Monash Hall at Yallourn North will soon have a revamped stage area thanks to funding from the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program.
Yallourn North Action Group (YNAG) was one of the numerous Gippsland recipients to receive financial support through the program. Together with Moartz and Yallourn North Hall and Recreation Reserve Committee, YNAG will use the money to realign the currently sloping stage and replace the house curtain.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester announced the $10,500 grant and the funding would be used to level and extend the stage.
“Monash Hall is used by a range of user groups, including Moartz which regularly presents local performances in the hall,” Mr Chester said.
“Currently the sloping stage makes it difficult for not only performers, but also for stage dressings and sets which cannot balance properly.
“Extending the stage by two metres will accommodate larger sets and bigger performances.
“The replacement of the house curtain will improve the experience of stage users and patrons and create a real theatre atmosphere.”
Mr Chester said the community used the hall throughout the year for a range of activities, including sports, boot-scooting, events, concerts and productions.
“Continued upgrades to the hall will not only make it a better facility for locals to use, but also more attractive to other user groups for various events,” Mr Chester said.
“It’s great to see locals so passionate about their local facilities and it’s important they are supported to provide the amenities they need.
“The redevelopment of the stage will benefit all users for a long time to come.”