My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Regional and Rural Development,
Jacinta Allan, in the other place and it is with respect to the Aireys Inlet
hall. I have received some representations from local community members who want
support for an upgrade of the hall. On Thursday I was in the area at a community
meeting, so I took the opportunity to take a closer look at what they were
talking about. I have become aware also that the Surf Coast Shire Council has
made an application for an upgrade to improve the infrastructure and the
long-term sustainability of the hall.
This would be done through minor structural, electrical and
plumbing works, as well as the provision of a portable stage. It is a well-known
fact that the people who live in Aireys Inlet have a very strong sense of
It is open, energetic and vibrant, and many families have
chosen to live in Aireys Inlet for that very reason. A community hall,
particularly an upgraded one, for this area will assist in greater social
interaction and will provide an appropriate place to gather in emergencies and a
great general community meeting place.
It is much needed for the local area as far as community
facilities go, because there are so many community activities there that would
only be improved by such an upgrade. The provision of a portable stage would
also allow for small stage productions, concerts and seminars, which will only
enhance the cultural imperatives of the local community. I am seeking the
minister’s support to give appropriate consideration to the application for
funds to improve the facilities of the Aireys Inlet hall.