Berry School of Arts is getting an internal makeover, ensuring one of our oldest halls in the City can meet up with demand in hosting more local activities for the community.
Refurbishments to the kitchen, new section of roofing, art room and repainting of the hall and supper room will occur over the next few months thanks to a $300,000 federal government Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development grant received with the support of Federal Member for Gilmore Ann Sudmalis MP.
Shoalhaven City Council has added additional funding of $27,000 to replace and upgrade lighting throughout the building as well as sanding and sealing of the main hall and a fire protection upgrade.
The iconic building was open on 18 January 1906 by Alexander Berry and Council has been working hard bringing the historic building up to date for the community.
The Berry School of Arts is used for many functions and events and with the new addition of a commercial kitchen, it is hoped the beautiful building will enjoy hosting more luncheons, weddings, meetings and special events.
It is hoped refurbishments will be completed by April 2017.
The hall is available for hire from April 2017. For more information, please contact Shoalhaven City Council website www.shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/My-Community/Community-facilities/Community-centres-public-halls/Berry-School-of-Arts or contact Tel: 4429 3111.