Tree To Be Removed In Nimmitabel For Hall Upgrades

An image of the red brick front-exterior of Nimmitabel Pioneers Memorial Hall

As part of ongoing accessibility upgrades and renovations at Nimmitabel Pioneers Memorial Hall, a gum tree at the community facility will be removed next week.

Weather permitting, work will take place over two days on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 July 2024. This will allow for the construction of an accessible entry ramp for the hall and a widened footpath on Bombala Street/Monaro Highway.

These upgrades will improve pedestrian safety and ensure everybody in the Nimmitabel community can easily access their local hall. Once complete, the renovated Nimmitabel Pioneers Memorial Hall will meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act.

Working with the Nimmitabel Lions Club, Council will plant several new trees throughout the village and Lake Williams reserve to offset the loss of the gum tree.

Originally constructed in 1901 as the Nimmitabel School of Arts, the 123-year-old building saw its last major renovation in 1964 when it was rebuilt and renamed the Nimmitabel Pioneers Memorial Hall. In addition to improving accessibility and pedestrian safety, this project will also address long-standing drainage and building compliance problems.

The tree to be removed has caused significant problems for the historic building in the past due to its close proximity to the hall, in addition to posing a hazard in periods of heavy snowfall and high wind.

Council appreciates the community's patience and understanding while these improvement works are underway.

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