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Fresh paint on the way to restore regional halls

Local tradesmen complete a painting job at Jimbour War Memorial Hall

A series of community halls across the Western Downs are being revamped as part of a dedicated program to secure and create jobs and enhance liveability in the region.  

As part of Western Downs Regional Council’s Accelerated Infrastructure Program, under its massive $50 million COVID-19 Recovery Package, local contractors are repainting six regional halls to provide a facelift for these important community spaces  

Council Spokesperson for Strategic Communications and Council Facilities Councillor Megan James said the fresh coat of paint would prolong the life of the halls for many years to come.  

Council’s facilities are well utilised across the region so it’s important that we continue to maintain them for our communities and ensure they’re looking their best,” Cr James said. 

“These halls are community hubs, allowing for community groups, schools and residents to come together and connect, celebrate and share ideas about our great region.   

Our Accelerated Infrastructure Program was put together to fast-track projects and provide work for our local tradies during Covid so it’s great to see four local contractors engaged to give these halls a facelift. 

“Many of the buildings in this project are in memory of fallen soldiers and pioneers of our region so this is another way that we can show respect for their service and preserve that history.” 

Community halls in Kogan, InveraiCooranga North and Jimbour will all receive a makeover along with the Vellnagel Clubhouse at the Chinchilla Recreation Grounds and the interior of the Moonie Rural Transaction Centre. 

Works are expected to be completed in the coming months.  

To find out more about Council’s extensive COVID-19 Recovery Package visit or contact Council on 1300 COUNCIL (1300 268 624). 

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Western Downs Regional Council Media Office 07 4679 4265