Rathmines Community Hall
The Rathmines Community Hall has been closed since October 2015 due to ongoing maintenance and asbestos issues.
Plans to rejuvenate the Hall were boosted by an $800,000 NSW Government Grant with the Stronger Country Communities Fund, announced in 2018.
The Rathmines Community Hall rejuvenation project will include:
- new fit-out;
- new and upgraded bathrooms;
- green room for performers;
- meeting rooms;
- upgraded audio and visual equipment;
- improved ventilation;
- disabled parking and accessible ramp; and
- improved landscaping.
The revitalisation project will transform the Hall into a multipurpose community, cultural and performing arts centre.
The completed facility will be a flagship performance space for the Westlakes area, suitable for theatrical, dance and musical performances, festivals, pop-up galleries and exhibitions, meetings and events.
When will the work occur?
We are in the process of seeking approval for the refurbishment of this facility. We hope to start construction in mid-2019.
What does the work involve?
The works will involve an internal refurbishment of the facility as well as significant improvements to the surrounding landscaping.
How might this affect you?
Council carefully plans this work and considers how it will affect the community. Every effort will be made to minimise any inconvenience to residents; however, during construction there may be some unavoidable temporary impacts such as:
- excavation work on roads and footpaths;
- potential noise and dust;
- construction traffic in the area;
- fencing of sites and equipment to ensure community safety; and
- traffic and parking access may be temporarily restricted.
The project is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Lake Macquarie City Council.
Page last updated: 27 February 2019