Wingecarribee Shire Council will next week celebrate the re-opening of the historic Mittagong Memorial Hall with an official ceremony on Monday 18 July 2011.
The re-opening comes four months after Council began the $120,000 renovation of the building.
Improvements incorporated in the restoration included construction of fire walls in the roof cavity and under the floor area and fire proofing of he theatre space.
A fire panel, exit signs, smoke detectors, automatic stage curtain, fire alarms and signage were also installed in the hall to bring the facility up to modern safety standards.
Wingecarribee Shire Mayor, Councillor Ken Halstead said the completed works would ensure many years of continued community service.
“The Mittagong Memorial Hall has long been associated with the Performing Arts and these upgrades will enable an even greater range of community groups to utilise the facility,” he said.
“The Hall Management Committee and Council staff should be rightfully proud of their efforts in returning this Southern Highlands landmark back to its former glory.”
In addition to celebrating the re-opening of the hall, the Management Committee will also celebrate its one hundredth birthday.
The Mittagong Memorial Hall upgrades were funded through the NSW State Government and the Federal Government’s Regional Local Community Infrastructure Program.
The hall will be officially opened on site on Monday 18 July at 10am.
Photo opportunities will be available from 10.30am.
The Mittagong Memorial Hall is located at the corner of Bowral Road and the Old Hume Highway, Mittagong.