Premier Mark McGowan visits Dardanup to announce Thomas Little Memorial Hall funding

Stuart McGuckinSouth Western Times
Members of the Dardanup community were pleased Premier Mark McGowan, Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray and Federal Labor candidate for Forrest Wayne Sanford visited to announce funding to renovate the hall.
Camera IconMembers of the Dardanup community were pleased Premier Mark McGowan, Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray and Federal Labor candidate for Forrest Wayne Sanford visited to announce funding to renovate the hall. Credit: Stuart McGuckin

The historic Thomas Little Memorial Hall will be revitalised following a decision by the State Government to allocate $500,000 to the project.

Premier Mark McGowan was joined by Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray and Labor candidate for Forrest Wayne Sanford as he delivered the good news to a group of Dardanup community members.

He said the hall had 160 years of history and he wanted people to continue visiting it for another 160 years.

“This will make sure we fix some of the structural issues and damp issues that have been ongoing for a number of years now,” Mr McGowan said.

“It’s important that we do all we can to preserve these buildings, so future generations can continue to learn about the history and legends that surround the areas in which they live.”

Hall committee chairman Danny Harris said the support of Mr Murray was pivotal to securing the funding.

“This will bring it up to a very special level of finish and something that we had never dreamed of,” he said.

“It’s taken some time and frustration, but to have the Premier come down for this announcement is special.”

Mr Murray said the committee had done a lot of work to advocate for the project.

“Dardanup is rich in both indigenous and European history,” he said.

“The revitalised hall will add to the historical tourism offerings of area, for the benefit of tourism operators and local small businesses.”

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