Glass House Mountains locals will have noticed work going on at the community hall in Coonowrin Road in recent weeks, with lots of activity and scaffolding on site.
There have been a couple of projects on the go during this time, with the biggest being the replacement of the roof, which suffered damage during a hailstorm in late 2019. The cost of this work is covered by insurance.
While this replacement work was under way, the roof over the outdoor area adjacent to the park has been extended about 2m to align with the fence. This extension also features a bullnose finish to complement the awning at the front of the hall.
The extension will give better weather protection, with the plan being to eventually enclose the area with either a permanent wall or blinds to further protect from sun and rain.
Maintenance work has also been carried out at the rear exit of the hall, including replacing rotting timber on the landing and timber railings; extending the roof area to provide better protection from the elements; repositioning a small window; and concreting an area at the bottom of the stairs that was uneven and a safety hazard.
The hall committee thanked the Sunshine Coast Council for a $12,000 grant towards the project and acknowledged the council’s continuing assistance with the committee’s work of preserving and maintaining the 105-year-old hall for the benefit of the local community.
For details on hiring the hall contact John Winterhoff on 5496 9349.
Committee meetings are held at 4pm on the fourth Sunday of the month and anyone interested in attending is welcome.