Have your say on the use of Yass Memorial Hall

Yass Memorial Hall
Yass Memorial Hall

Yass Valley Council is inviting suggestions for the community regarding the use of Memorial Hall.

The community consultation process by the council is a part of their project that aims to revitalise the Yass Memorial Hall.

Council invites suggestions from local schools to clubs, not-for-profit organisations, government stakeholders and small business owners about possible future uses of the community facility.

To help deliver the project, council has engaged the assistance of Elton Consulting, a consultancy firm that works in partnership with clients to make a difference to cities and regions.

A drop-in session was held at Yass Memorial Hall on Tuesday, February 25 where members of the public, in particular regular users of the hall, came along to provide their initial thoughts and feedback on how they would like to use their community hall in the future.

Community members who did not get a chance to visit the initial drop in session can now provide their thoughts and feedback by completing the online survey.

"We want to be ambitious in understanding what you think the opportunities are to increase public access to the many spaces available to create a thriving building for the community for the coming decades," Yass Valley Mayor Rowena Abbey said.

"All your questions, ideas and suggestions will be included in a report to the council that outlines what the community views are on concepts for future uses of the main hall, gallery, annexes, kitchen and front rooms."

Yass Soliders' Memorial Hall is a substantial two storey brick building with four stone pillars and stone facings, located in the main street of Yass.

The foundation stone was laid in 1922 and the building was officially opened in March 1923. Two upper storey rooms were added in 1928 and 1930.

In the foyer of the building, are Honour Rolls for the Sudan, Boer War, World Wars 1 and 2, Korea, Vietnam and memorial plaques.

Today, the hall is used by numerous groups in the community for performing arts, public meetings and information sessions, exhibitions, and both commercial and not-for-profit enterprise.

The survey is now open and will close at midnight on Tuesday, April 7 2020.