Howlong Multipurpose Hall and Gymnasium on track
Published on 22 June 2020
Construction work on the new Howlong Multipurpose Hall and Gymnasium at Lowe Square Howlong is progressing well, with structural works expected to be finalised in July 2020.
Council awarded the construction contract to G & P Connelly trading as Connelly Construction Services, for $1,521,830 at a Council meeting in October 2019.
Federation Council Mayor Pat Bourke said it was great to see the multifaceted project coming to fruition.
“Council is positive that this project will result in a number of positive health and social benefits for the Howlong community,” he said.
“The Howlong Football Club and Federation Council were successful in gaining grant funding towards the construction of a Community Hall and Community Fitness Centre as extensions to the Lowe Square Sports Pavilion building. This much needed project involves modification and a major extension to the existing football ground sports pavilion. The construction includes a new community hall for community functions, and a community fitness centre including a gymnasium.”
This project is in the existing Master Plan for Lowe Square (2011) and includes upgrading the Sports Pavilion change rooms and amenities to meet modern standards and provide a comfortable, friendly and inclusive facility.
Mayor Bourke said this project will enable the Howlong community to host a greater number of local activities and events, be more self-sufficient, and be more inclusive and connected.”
The Howlong Football Club carried out the planning and preparations of the plans for the extensions, with Council approving the Development Application in 2019.
The NSW Government through the Stronger Community Fund provided $1,197,715 towards the project and Council has allocated $175,000 from the Howlong Town Improvement fund.