LEOPOLD COMMUNITY HALL

On another matter, on Monday, 21 May, I had the pleasure of visiting the Leopold community hall to announce a community support fund grant of $75 400 to construct a storage room, to free up greatly needed floor space for users. The Leopold hall was built in 1893 and ever since has played an important and integral role in community life. In 2007 I was pleased that we were able to get a state grant of $102 000, which allowed for significant upgrades. Today the hall is utilised by hundreds of locals each week from young to old. I was very pleased to have got this latest funding, and I want to thank president Kevin Smith, vice‑president Graeme Peacock and secretary Gordon Dendle.