POMONAL - Ararat Rural City Council has engaged Simon Whibley Architecture to work with the community of Pomonal to redevelop the Pomonal Hall.
The Hall was built after the Black Friday bushfires of 1939 and has served as a key facility for community meetings and activities. The hall is managed and cared for by a volunteer committee of management who ensure it continues to be available for community use, however it is now starting to show signs of ageing and the community of Pomonal is outgrowing the old Hall.
The Pomonal Hall and Recreation Reserve is well utilised for activities such as the Art Show, Native Garden Show, the popular Village Market, Carols by Candlelight, New Years Eve Functions and a variety of meetings and private weddings and birthday functions. The reserve is also used several times a week by the Cricket Club.
"The recent Ararat Sustainable Growth Future Strategy has outlined that Pomonal is the only small township in the municipality that is reporting growth in a time when many small towns are experiencing population decline," Ararat Rural City Council Mayor, Cr Paul Hooper said.
"The architect will present a number of different options to the community.