The Mil Lel Memorial Hall’s infrastructure upgrade has been officially opened with hopes it will be able to cater for an even wider segment of the community. Member for Barker Tony Pasin, who unveiled the renovations, said the Australian Government’s $70,260 investment in community infrastructure would provide long-term benefits to the Mil Lel community.
“The Federal Government’s contribution has secured the future of this regionally significant focal point. The Mil Lel Memorial Hall is more than just a building. It brings the community together and has done for over 60 years,” he said.
“The project constructed a new ablution block to include new showers and toilets with disabled access, opening opportunities for increased access to more people. “There is a really strong sense of community in Mil Lel and this building is at its heart. I know there has been a committed fundraising effort to upgrade the amenities and I’m really pleased the Federal Government was able to support this project.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Minister Michael McCormack said upgrading the Mil Lel Hall to better cater for those living with disabilities meant the venue would now be able to be hired by a more diverse group of the community and could prove to supply a real boost to the local economy.
“Investments such as this prove the Federal Government’s commitment to rural, regional and remote Australia and I know this will ensure the long-term viability of the Mi Lel Hall and Community Hub.”
Mil Lel Memorial Park Secretary Janet Phillips said after eight long years of fundraising, planning and contribution of Building Better Regions Fund grant, the project had come together with a pleasing result. “Mil Lel Memorial Park committee would like to thank Naralilla Homes for the great work they did and all those who contributed their time, donations and support to enable this project to go ahead,” she said. “The wider community will reap the benefits of the facilities for many more years to come.”
This project received funding from the Australian Government under the Building Better Regions Fund and $75,720 from Mil Lel Memorial Park Inc.