Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
A Liberal Nationals Government will refurbish the Stratford RSL Sub Branch Hall to make it more user-friendly, if elected on November 24.
Gippsland East Nationals MP Tim Bull on Friday evening announced an elected Liberal Nationals Government would provide $100,000 towards desperately needed upgrades to the ageing facility.
“Having recently toured the hall and discussed a range of upgrades being proposed by members, I was able to see how much the Sub Branch needs this funding,” Mr Bull said.
Mr Bull said works would likely include the installation of disabled toilets, development of an outdoor area, construction of additional office space and removal of asbestos, among other minor improvements such as updating the flooring, relocating the front entrance and making the building more accessible.
With the Sub Branch having been unsuccessful in sourcing external funding over the past 5-6 years, secretary Michael Hutchison said it was pleasing Mr Bull and the Liberal Nationals had offered their support.
“The RSL Sub Branch moved into this hall in 1942 and while we have attempted over a number of years to upgrade it bit by bit, with a small and ageing veterans population it has not been possible to do all that is required with our own funds,” Mr Hutchison said.
“This will be appreciated by the entire Stratford community,” he said.
Mr Bull said he was aware the Sub Branch would continue to seek other funding sources to complete all required works, “but it is critical we step in to provide this first level of financial support”.
“Stratford RSL provides an important service to the local community, so we need to make sure they are supported with the appropriate infrastructure so they can keep up the great work.”
Caption: Gippsland East Nationals MP Tim Bull, pictured with Acting President John Harrap and Secretary Michael Hutchison, has announced Stratford RSL Sub Branch will receive $100,000 for badly needed upgrades, if the Liberal Nationals are elected next month.
Sunday, October 21, 2018