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Upgrading the Hall and Reserve

“Brick by brick” the Roman Emperor Hadrian is often quoted as saying. And that’s just how improvements at Monash Hall and McGregor Reserve are pursued. Through the months small upgrades continue to take place to the facilities. And it’s fantastic that so many are helping out and lending a hand.

Some minor maintenance issues were taken care of that have been on the list for some time. There were some new exciting purchases. Some frames were made for the Valley to Valley pictures so they could be prominently hung. The old projector room upstairs received some much needed attention. And some great upgrades outside have taken place too. New bollards were installed, and new lawn was laid.

All around the place is almost unrecognizable compared to just a few short years ago. And it couldn’t have been done without all those willing to lend a hand. Take a scroll through the pictures below, and see all the good work that has been done.

120 new foldable chairs were purchased for the hall.

Steps were installed where previously there was none. This ensures our volunteers can decorate the hall safely, and trades can access with ease. 

The upstairs projector room received a lot of attention. All the Christmas decorations that have been donated/purchased in recent years now have a home.

An antique 1 gallon paint tin was found up in the roof space while the mezzanine floor was being upgraded.
This was auctioned off at Trivia, with money going towards further maintenance.

Recycled timber from the Kelso Road Project was used to frame up the Valley to Valley pictures, and replace the aging skirting board at the front of the stage.

New bollards were installed, and others painted.

 

A new spectator lawn was laid making the area more family friendly.

The stainless kickboards were replaced where missing, thanks to Allform Industries.

S&S Equipment Hire loaned us the Rotary Hoe to get the ground prepped for planting. 

A big load of mulch for our tennis corner was donated thanks to Drop and Leave.  

And some local and out-of-town hands got in and spread it around.

Many hands…

All ready for planting in winter. 

And some benches were donated and repurposed from an school gym thanks to Gary Edwards.

A massive thanks to everyone who has been chipping away at these projects. There are many more in the pipeworks including drainage, sheds, fences, and gardens. We’ll keep you updated as they come. And if you’d like to be involved, get in contact with our friendly volunteer committee directly here. Or send us an email through our online portal.

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