25 July 2018
COUNCIL UPDATE: Very pleased to let you all know that works are about to commence on the Brown Hill Hall.
Update on the Brown Hill Hall Redevelopment Project:
The Brown Hill Hall refurbishment will be underway once Council approves the preferred contractor. The project is scheduled to take place between July and December 2018.
During the works, existing Hall bookings will continue. However, due to the uncertainty of the effect of the works on Hall users, no new bookings will be taken until the works are completed.
Hall users and those using the car park and Brown Hill Recreation Reserve should note the following:
Stage One – Creating a new entrance and toilets on the east (Brown Hill Hotel side) of the building. The rear section of the car park (from the main hall side-entrance towards the north - Yarrowee River/Brown Hill Oval side) and the storage room closest to the kitchen, will be off-limits.
Stage Two – Removing the existing toilets. The existing toilets and front entrance will be off-limits. Please note that the new entrance and toilets will already be complete. Hall users are expected to obey any signage and not block access to the work-site. Those using the hall should be mindful that there will be noise and the normal inconvenience that comes with building works (i.e., dust, etc.).
Please refer to this plan for further information: Restricted area Brown Hill construction.pdf
Please note that the contact for the Brown Hill Hall Committee is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The next Hall Committee meeting is on Tuesday 19 June from 7.30 pm at the back of the hall. All welcome.
Find out more about the Brown Hill Hall, including booking details.
At the Brown Hill Community Partnership meeting on Tuesday 7 November, this update was presented:
At the meeting, requests were made to consider:
With a head-start of $100,000 from the Brown Hill Partnership, the Brown Hill Community Hall Refurbishment project has had yet another contribution. The City of Ballarat will invest an additional $80,000 to upgrade the existing toilet facilities. The project now has a confirmed budget to complete both Stage 1 and Stage 2. The overall amount committed to the project is currently $460,000. The City of Ballarat expects to deliver the project over the next 10 months.
The Brown Hill Partnership Group (BHPG), supported through Council’s Engaging Communities Program (ECP), met on Tuesday, 8 November 2016. The group agreed to allocate financial support to the 'Contribution to Stage One of the Refurbishment of the Brown Hill Community Hall Project'.