Cessnock City Council said repairs to the Kurri Kurri Ambulance Hall are finished and the hall has reopened.
Council closed the hall after a severe storm in November 2017 that caused significant damage to the structure. This included dislodging the roof which let in water that caused extensive damage inside.
Mike Coddington, Councillor Darrin Gray, Mayor Pynsent and Council’s Building Maintenance Coordinator Noel Sweetman, with staff from the Kurri Kurri Community Centre (OOSH) and some of the children that use the service..jpg.
During restoration Council faced challenges that included engineering solutions for the roof and the safe removal of asbestos.
Kurri Kurri Community Services’ Out of School Hours Care (OOSH) were among those whose activities were disrupted during repairs. They moved next door to the Girl Guides Hall during the restoration.
While the restoration of the hall took significantly longer than expected and were more extensive than first estimated the community now have a better facility.
CEO of Kurri Kurri Community Services, Mike Coddington said they were grateful for all of the hard work Council has undertaken to return the hall to its former glory.
We understand the hall has special meaning to local residents with many sharing stories of the community dances that use to occur.
To commemorate the restoration we’ll be holding a dinner dance celebration on Friday 25 October.”
Anyone interested in attending can call the Kurri Kurri Community Centre on 4937 4555.