The latest stage of a $650,000 project to upgrade the Brown Hill Hall has been completed with the construction of a new community kitchen, the transformation of two large meeting rooms and additional storage space.
The hall is one of the most used community facilities in Ballarat housing a range of regular community programs and is home to the Brown Hill Senior Citizens.
Identified as a priority by local residents involved with City of Ballarat’s Engaging Communities Program, the project has been funded through the City of Ballarat’s Social Infrastructure Program.
The latest phase of the project builds on work completed in 2019 which included a new accessible entrance to the building, new hallways and an overhaul of the toilet facilities.
“It’s fantastic to see areas within this facility transformed to provide modern, contemporary community spaces,” Central Ward Councillor, Samantha McIntosh said.
“Whilst community members are not currently able to use this wonderful facility, we’re confident that the new space will be welcomed and well utilised when opened,” she said.
A formal launch will take place in the future.