The town of Trundle had a streak of good news last week receiving two sets of funding.
The War Memorial Hall received $10,475 from the Federal Government for air conditioning to ensure the longevity of this much loved venue.
A further grant was announced by the Member for Orange Phil Donato MP of $3,050 for the Trundle Multi-Purpose Service for the purchase of one mobile transport chair and one bariatric wheelchair.
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development and Federal Member for Riverina Michael McCormack was in Trundle last Friday announcing the grant for the hall.
“From its original purpose as a memorial to the town’s First World War servicemen to the site of the annual ABBA Festival each May, this hall, which hosts 3,000 people every year, is the heart of the Trundle community,” said Mr McCormack.
Spokesman for Trundle War Memorial Hall Committee Andrew Rawsthorne said the upgrade would make a big difference, with the installation of air-conditioning and heating the hall committee’s number one priority.
“We notice hall bookings crash during the summer months because of the heat and this will allow a lot more use of the hall, which is good for the hall and good for the community,” he said.
“The hall plays a big role in bringing people together, especially at times such as this when it’s a bit hard.”
The two wheelchairs for the Trundle Multi Purpose Service were a necessity and much-needed equipment to ensure they can continue their service to the community.
The funding was provided after Phil lobbied the NSW Government.
“I’m pleased with this result and will continue to advocate for the needs of health services in our region,” he said.