FIVE community halls and centres across the Shoalhaven are going to be cooler this summer thanks for a $60,000 injection to install air-conditioning.
The Callala Beach Community Hall, Callala Community Centre, Culburra Beach Community Centre, Sussex Inlet Community Centre, and the Bomaderry Community Centre will each receive air-conditioning.
South Coast MP Shelley Hancock said heading into the hot summer, the upgrades were essential.
Mrs Hancock secured $62,570 from the government to provide the upgrades which she said would ensure the community halls and centres were usable all year round.
“The main rooms of each centre will receive a wall mounted reverse cycle split-system improving the amenity for users of the halls and countless volunteers who utilise these facilities for regular community events,” she said.
“The Callala Beach Community Hall is used by so many community members including the local Progress Association, pre-school, playgrounds, the Callala Beach Tennis Club and the Triathlon Club who will all benefit from these new improvements.
“The government is committed to improving our local community facilities. I know from personal experience attending community meetings, and Progress Association events on cold nights and hot days that these improvements will go a long way in improving the usability of our these facilities.”
Callala Beach Progress Association president Trevor Smith said the installation of air-conditioning in the community hall was fantastic and would improve the comfort within the facility all year round.
“Thank you to the NSW Government for providing this grant. These small improvements go a long way assisting our organisation and our entire community,” Mr Smith said.