The City of Casey celebrated a major refurbishment to the Hallam Recreation Reserve Hall last week, recognising the facilities ongoing benefits to the community.
Built in the 1930’s, the Hallam Recreation Reserve Hall has continued to be one of Casey’s busiest recreation facilities, providing spaces for diverse community organisations, sport and health clubs.
Recognising population growth within the area, Council set upon a renewal program for the hall, to ensure it could meet the current and future needs of community groups and residents.
The $1.7 million refurbishment included floor surface renewal, installation of a new wall and retractable stage to the main hall. The amenity upgrades included an additional kitchen fit out, new electrical wiring and lighting throughout, and external and internal wall lining upgrades.
Externally, new carparking bays where established and new pavement was laid to improve access to the building, as well as upgrades to the existing stormwater service and water supply and a new sewer line.
City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM acknowledged how essential the hall was for ongoing community connections.
“For many years now, the Hallam Recreation Reserve Hall has been a vital space for Casey’s diverse community groups and clubs to connect, with the hall providing a wide range of spaces and facilities,” said Ms Duff.
“After many years of continued use and growth, a refurbishment was needed to ensure the hall can continue to service Hallam’s growing local community.”
The State Government contributed $885,000 to this project through the Growing Suburbs Fund 2021/21, with the remaining $885,000 contributed by Council.