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16 May, 2023

Wyreema Community Hall surging ahead

Towards the goal of improving its event hosting ability, the Wyreema Community Hall committee is investing in improving its electrical capacity both inside and outside the hall.

Facilities for food vans and other outdoor activities at Wyreema Community Hall are set to be improved following extensive electrical work.

Secretary Sara-Jane Howell said the total costs for upgrades are set to be around $10,000.

Towards the upgrades, the hall was recently successful in acquiring a $2,500 grant from Toowoomba Regional Council.

The upgrades include a new main board that meets modern standards, repairs to damaged circuit breakers and new power outlets for powered sites outside the hall.

In the kitchen, new power outlets will be installed along with a new sub-board and sub-mains to split power requirements over the hall, as to not overload the main switchboard.

Mrs Howell said the upgrades to the kitchen were vital, as during the Eat Street event last year, which saw 3,500 people attend in three hours, the hall’s power could not cope and kept on overloading.

She said the upgraded electrical system will allow the hall to host more functions, including outdoors, where new lights, which are to be installed, will help too.

The hall has raised money itself to contribute towards the costs and has submitted an application for another grant funding opportunity.

Mrs Howell said a wall, which is falling down, will also have to be replaced in the hall.

“Thanks to Toowoomba Regional Council for their support and the grant, which allows us to support the community and bring everyone together,” she said.

“The town loves going along to our events and is constantly supporting them.”

As part of the latest round of Toowoomba Regional Council grants, the Cambooya Landcare Association also received a grant, totalling $6,358, which will go towards a large project  including a workshop, tree planting and a webinar.

The Association is still finalising these plans.

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