The NSW Government will provide $29,931 to undertake maintenance and plumbing work at the 80-year-old Dooralong Hall, located near Jilliby.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the funding is being provided through the Crown Land Manager COVID-19 Recovery Support Program.
“Dooralong Hall is regularly used for yoga classes and weddings and acts as a hub for residents living in the surrounding rural suburbs,” Mr Crouch said.
“Dooralong Hall is locally renowned for being a site at which Don Bradman once played cricket, and I’m pleased this NSW Government funding will give the Hall and its surrounds a new lease of life.
“This funding will deliver a hot and cold water connection to the outdoor barbecue area, and a hot and cold water connection and filtration system to the nearby tennis courthouse.
“It’s fantastic that a sizeable amount of work will be undertaken for a relatively small amount of money – all using local tradespeople.”
The Crown Land Manager COVID-19 Recovery Support Program is providing $4.1 million in grants to help Crown Land managers across NSW recover from the pandemic by funding asset improvements and work, health and safety (WHS) plans for reserves.
Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey said many Crown reserves were forced to temporarily cease operations during COVID-19 which had a significant impact on their visitors, events and income.
“This program aims to boost the social benefits of Crown reserves and support regional economic recovery post-COVID while supporting jobs in regional areas,” Mrs Pavey said.