Bribbaree hall reopened with brand new ceiling

Bribbarree residents with Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke and Hilltops Council councillors Marg Roles and John Horton. Photo: Peter Guthrie
Bribbarree residents with Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke and Hilltops Council councillors Marg Roles and John Horton. Photo: Peter Guthrie

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has officially reopened Bribbaree hall after a new ceiling was installed.

The upgrade was completed after Hilltops Council was awarded $3.16 million funding to complete 22 community projects across the region.

Ms Cooke said she is incredibly excited for the community to begin using the hall once again.

"Bribbaree hall is an important community facility that helps to bring people together from across the region," Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said.

"It's great that the facility can be reopened and made available for general use by the community for various dinners, displays and group meetings."

This grant is the third that the community have received from the state government, the first being back in 2016, when they received $11,300 for repairs and painting as part of the public reserves management fund.

The community was once again successful in 2018, receiving a $6,300 grant from the stronger communities fund for repairs to the stage area.

President of the Bribbaree hall trust Brian Cox said he is incredibly grateful for the funding which allowed the repairs to be completed.

"The ceiling had deteriorated so it was definitely in need of replacing, especially after a panel above the stage fell down," Mr Cox said.

"A number of community groups use the hall including the school and sewing groups as well as the public for the ANZAC Day service."