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Refurbished hall for Marine Rescue crew

MEMBERS of Marine Rescue Woolgoolga are celebrating - they will be using a refurbished hall within a few months thanks to a government grant.

The unit was told this week they had been granted funding to refurbish the tired-looking hall on Woolgoolga Beach Reserve as part of the NSW Government's 2012 Community Building Partnership Program.

The work means not only that community groups will have access to the hall but also that it can be used by emergency services agencies in adverse weather and rescue situations.

Local business also takes a win, with local tradespeople employed to complete the bulk of the works.

"The team is now very busy preparing the hall for future works by installing new flashing and downpipes to ensure the building will be free of water damage," administration officer Cherrill Powell said.

The existing ceiling will be demolished and a new ceiling will be installed, along with new energy efficient lighting and fans.

The floor will be sanded and coated with new polyurethane coating.

It is anticipated the project will be completed within four to six months and the hall will be available for use by community groups in a light, safe, secure environment.

"We are grateful to our local MP Andrew Fraser, who supported our application," Ms Powell said.3

"We are also thankful that we have such great tradesmen and women supporting community groups.

"Come along and see the finished work later this year."

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