Kurri Kurri Ambulance Hall repaired and ready!
Cessnock City Council is pleased to announce the repairs to the Kurri Kurri Ambulance Hall have been completed and the hall is now open.
Council were forced to close the hall following a severe storm in November 2017 which resulted in significant damage to the structure. This included dislodging the roof which let in water that caused severe internal damage to the hall.
Restoring the building was a difficult task and Council faced a number of challenges. This included finding engineering solutions for the roof and also involved the safe removal of asbestos from the building. Council thanked the community for their patience, particularly the Kurri Kurri Community Services’ Out of School Hours Care (OOSH) who were significantly disrupted during the repair works. The OOSH moved next door to the Girl Guides Hall during the restoration.
While the restoration of the hall took significantly longer than expected and were more extensive than first estimated the community now have an improved, safer and better facility.
CEO of Kurri Kurri Community Services, Mike Coddington said they were grateful for all of the hard work Council has undertaken to return the hall to its former glory.
“We understand the hall has special meaning to local residents with many sharing stories of the community dances that use to occur. To commemorate the restoration we’ll be holding a dinner dance celebration on Friday 25 October.”
Anyone interested in attending can call the Kurri Kurri Community Centre on 4937 4555.