Nowra School of Arts - Annex

Exterior of Nowra School of Arts Annex

Nowra School of Arts - Annex, adjacent to 12 Berry Street, Nowra is a modest community hall (circa 1910) located in Nowra’s Central Business District precinct.

Refurbished in 2021, this venue offers polished timber flooring and a large kitchen, it is suitable for community groups and recreation activities.

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Floor plan and photo gallery

Operating hours

7 days a week

08:00 AM–11:45 PM

Annual closure

Council Managed Halls are closed from the last week in December to the first week in January each year.

Rooms & capacity

Rooms 4 Sq metre capacity 2 Sq metre capacity
Main Hall (120 sqm) 30 60
Kitchen 2 4
Total 32 64

Inclusions

Flooring

  • Hall: Polished timber
  • Kitchen: Linoleum

Heating and cooling

  • 4 Floor fans and 1 heater

Resources

  • 1 Large lectern
  • No Wi-Fi 

Piano

Tables

  • 13 Trestle tables

Chairs

  • 45 Beige plastic chairs

Kitchen

  • 1 Fridge
  • 1 Large 6 burner commercial stove
  • 1 Large commercial oven
  • 1 Warmer oven
  • 1 Microwave
  • Zip Hot Water
  • 1 Large teapot
  • 2 Small teapots
  • 8 Water jugs (glass)
  • 5 Water jugs (plastic)
  • 50 Cups and saucers
  • 50 Water glasses
  • 20 Wine glasses
  • 2 Bins
  • No Dishwasher
  • No Soup/dessert spoons, teaspoons, saucepans or milk jugs  

Crockery & cutlery

  • Full place settings (mixed crockery): approx. 100

Commercial hire - Community casual hire – Community regular hire

Commercial hire

Commercial hirers are entities registered with the Australian Tax Office, and hold an ABN (e.g. sole-traders, organisations or businesses) that make profit or exist for the purpose of making profit.

Non-profit organisations applying for Community Casual/Regular hire rates are required to provide evidence as following:

  • Registration with Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC), or
  • Incorporated as Association with Department of Fair Trading, or
  • Endorsed by the ATO as Charity or Deductible Gift Recipient on Australian Business Register

Community casual hire

Casual hirers are hirers of any facilities managed by Shoalhaven City Council (other than commercial hirers), and who hire the facility on less than 10 days in any 12 month period.

Community regular hire

Regular hirers are hirers of any facility owned by Shoalhaven City Council (other than commercial hirers), and who hire and book at the same time the facility, on more than 10 days in any 12 month period.

Bonds - Cancellations - Fee waivers

General security bonds

A bond is required for all bookings other than low-risk meetings and is determined by the type of booking. A refund of the bond will not be forwarded until the Booking Officer has attended at the facility and carried out a site inspection (as appropriate). Where the facility has been left untidy (i.e., garbage not removed, kitchen, cutlery, crockery, appliances, and/or glassware not cleaned, etc) or the facility has been damaged, any cost incurred to rectify will be deducted from the bond monies (GST will apply).

The hirer is responsible for any additional cleaning costs necessary to reinstate the facility to its condition prior to the hiring and for any costs/fees incurred for the repair or replacement or any loss or damage to Council property, furniture, fittings, and equipment.

Any bond monies refunded will be paid by cheque, by post, within 15 working days from the inspection date.

Cancellations

All fees, charges, and bonds for the hire of public facilities are payable in advance, a minimum of seven (7) days prior to the booking date. If your event is within seven (7) days, full fees are payable at the time of booking, and no refunds of fees, charges or bonds will be given for cancellations (exceptions may be made upon written application, and at the discretion of Group Director).

Upon implementation of an online booking system:

  • A deposit will be payable at the time of booking ($50 or 10% of hire fee, whichever is the higher)
  • All remaining fees and bond will be due seven (7) days prior to booking date
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations after seven (7) days prior to booking date (exceptions may be made upon written application, and at the discretion of Group Director)
  • Full fee bond will be payable for bookings made within seven (7) days of booking date

 Fee waivers

Fees may be waived or reduced in accordance with the:
Some community events may be eligible for assistance in accordance with the: 
Australia Day, Anzac Day, Remembrance Day, Freedom of Entry marches, NAIDOC Week, Christmas, and Carols in the Park events are supported by Council with no charge for use of facilities.

Fees & Charges

Nowra School of Arts - Annex Fees & Charges Guideline - July 2022

Fee Name
Main Hall/Supper Room
Purpose
Includes use of kitchen
Amount
Bond Cover cleaning and any potential damages Up to $5304 max - determined by type of Booking Refundable post Booking
Key Issue of a replacement key or an additional key $50 per key
Community Casual Hire Min 2-hour hire $17 per hour
Community Regular Hire 10 or more Bookings Min 2-hour hire $12 per hour
Commercial Casual Hire Min 2-hour hire $23 per hour
Commercial Regular Hire 10 or more Bookings Min 2-hour hire $17 per hour
Private Function Hire Min 2-hour hire $34 per hour
Private Function Hire Min 2-hour hire $232 per day

 

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*Note: Halls are listed under categories: Large Heritage Hall, Large Hall, and Village Hall (NSOA Annex)

Location

12 Berry Street, Nowra NSW 2541 Australia View Map

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