Halls in small communities are often the focal point of social, organising and
emergency support activities. The hall at Swan Marsh is a prime example. Over
the years the local community has determined that it is an important community
asset and has raised money to assist with its maintenance. Over the last 27
years members of the community have worked at the Colac Cup, providing food and
refreshment. All profits from this activity have been directed to the hall.
It was therefore very pleasing to announce at Swan Marsh on 16
March that $31 500 from the Small Towns Development Fund will provide heating,
enhanced security, lighting and paintwork for the hall. It is just another
example of communities and the Brumby Labor government working together and
making a difference in regional Victoria.