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  • Writer's pictureDave Layzell MP

BUILDING A BETTER MEMORIAL HALL FOR BRANXTON

Branxton community groups are set to benefit from works to stabilise the concrete piers of the town’s memorial hall, ensuring a future location for activities and events thanks to a $40,000 grant from the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government.


Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW Paul Toole said the hall has provided a location to support veterans and the wider Branxton community, including Greta, North Rothbury and Huntlee for nearly seven decades.


“This hall has been enjoyed by so many members of the Branxton community over the years,” Mr Toole said.


“Town halls like this are the heart and soul of a community, so I’m proud the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is providing this grant to shore up the building’s foundations so locals can use it for many years to come.


Member for Upper Hunter Dave Layzell said the grant would fast-track work already underway, with 16 of the 100 piers now replaced.
“Branxton RSL Sub Branch has a maintenance and upkeep plan of the hall and I appreciate the organisation’s efforts to make an application for funding so this much needed project can be progressed.”

Sub Branch president Brian Furner OAM welcomed the NSW Government support as a significant boost so that its plans for the building can take a significant step forward.


“The work on the piers will provide the foundations for both the Memorial Hall and the future work that the Branxton RSL Sub Branch wants to do in supporting the veteran community and their families,” Mr Furner said.


“We are centrally located being close to the nearby Australian Army’s School of Infantry at Lone Pine Barrack, Singleton and the Hunter Expressway also allows easy access for personnel from RAAF Base Williamtown.”


PICTURE CAPTION: Deputy Premier Paul Toole and Dave Layzell announcing the grant for the Branxton RSL Sub Branch.

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