Our hall and meeting room are an integral part of our activities and fellowship, as well as other community groups who make use of them on a regular basis.
The hall was built and opened in 1955, so it’s by no means new, but our recent renovations in October 2012 have given it ‘a new look’. For a start, the hall’s old stage has been totally removed and in its place there is now a new kitchen complete with a pantry, drawers and cupboards, a new electric stove and gas cook-top, a commercial dishwasher with stainless steel sinks and benches, large laminated benches and two serveries – one opening into the hall and the other opening into the meeting room.
The hall itself has also had a new false ceiling and sweep fans installed to keep us cool in summer. It has easy access to both the kitchen and the toilets. Reverse cycle air-conditioning was added in 2017!
The meeting room (known as the ‘Upper Room’ – even though it’s on the ground floor!) has also been upgraded with the addition of reverse cycle air-conditioners, new carpet, sweep fans and a coat of paint. It also has easy access to the kitchen and toilets. The toilets are now also inside, with facilities for men and women, as well as a disabled toilet (which also has a baby change table).
To finish it all off, there is disabled access into the Upper Room (and from there into the hall), via a newly built ramp and entrance from the car park.
Hall and Meeting Room usage information
Sizes: The hall measures approx. 20m x 12m and can comfortably hold 150 -180 persons. The Upper Room measures approx. 10m x 5m and can comfortably hold 30-40 persons. (An inspection can be arranged on request.)
Rates: Both the hall and the Upper Room are available for a donation of $80 per hour, with an additional $80 per hour cleaning fee, if, after inspection, it is determined that the facilities have not been left ‘up to scratch’.
Conditions: There are some conditions of hire that are important to know:
- no alcohol (a condition that applies to all Presbyterian Church properties)
- noise is to be kept to a minimum (especially if people are outside)
- no smoking inside or outside (including the car park)
- whatever room is used (hall/meeting room/kitchen) is to be left ‘as it was found’ (ie any furniture and items that were moved are to be returned to where they were)
- decorations are allowed but are not to remain after the function
- all breakages must be reported
- extra care to be taken when using the commercial dishwasher
- all rubbish and recycling are to be removed from the property
- ensure lights, heaters, air-conditioners and fans are all turned off upon leaving
- items belonging to the church are not to be removed, interfered with or defaced
- keys are not to be copied or given away under any circumstances and are to be returned within a reasonable time period (as arranged)