The historic and much-loved Leopold Community Hall has received vital upgrades thanks to funding from the State Government.
Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville today visited the Leopold Community Hall to view the upgrades, done through funding from the Community Support Fund and the hard work of the Leopold Hall Committee.
Initial calls for upgrade came from the Leopold Hall Committee over concerns the hall was not meeting the growing demand for functions and events in the region.
Ms. Neville secured the successful funding in March 2018 and construction work began shortly thereafter.
Key improvements to the hall include the addition of a ballet room which will also double as a meeting space for hire, new accessible unisex toilets, expanded lockable storage and construction of ramps to make the hall accessible from the surrounding car parks.
The upgrades will also ensure the hall can meet all current and futures needs of Leopold and the surrounding community.
The hall is currently used by a variety of groups for different activities including yoga, tai-chi, karate and line dancing and helps support several community groups and networks integral to Leopold’s liveability.
Additional funding for the project has come from the third round of the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.
The upgrade will maintain Leopold Community Hall as a key meeting place for the community, serving locals across Leopold, the Bellarine and the wider Geelong region.