CWA hall returned to its former glory after 82 years

A PLAN to reinvigorate the Palmwoods Country Women’s Association hall is well under way with the building receiving a much-needed makeover.

After establishing an edible garden, kitchen, bathroom and timber floors the 82-year-old hall now has a new facade.

Over a week and a half, local builder Brett Cooper and Zero Asbestos removed the front wall and returned the building to its former glory.

Branch president Yvonne Dalziel said the ongoing renovations planned over several years allowed the branch to live up to it’s full potential.

“The committee … decided that the CWA needed to make sure that the branch met the needs of our community including tailored programs and a hall and equipment that would be suitable for as many events and programs as possible and would meet the needs of hall renters”.

“With this progress new members joined, and the branch was able to provide an ever-increasing number of events and programs such as the Healthy Kids Program.”

The branch received a $5000 major grant from Sunshine Coast Council, a $5353 grant from the Palmwoods Heritage Bank and raised an additional $2000 to start the external upgrade.

Ms Dalziel said there was exciting things to come for the hall.

“The next stage will replace the three remaining external walls and hall ceiling as well as painting,” she said.

“The hall now sits under the local heritage overlay and the branch was provided with expert advice on a heritage colour scheme from local design colour specialist Sally Todd.

Article originally published in the Sunshine Coast Daily.

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