Tanks revitalise local hall
Standing in the middle of a paddock, alone on the top of a hill overlooking farms and mountains, is the Burrapine Hall - a special place where a warm, happy and caring community meets. The Hall is used regularly by the Burrapine Book Club, and the Men’s Group meet every second Tuesday of the month.
Burrapine is a community of approximately 250 people, located within the Nambucca Shire on the mid North Coast between Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie. Earlier this year, FRRR granted the Burrapine Hall Committee funds to replace the old leaking metal water tanks with a new plastic one to make more water available for use. The grant also included funding to replace the toilet cisterns.
During May and June, the Burrapine Men's Support Group volunteered to dismantle the two old wooden tank stands, levelled the area and formed it up for concreting. They also fenced the whole area. In July the water tank came and the Men's Group set it up, replumbed it and installed the two new toilet cisterns.
Thanks to the FRRR grant and the thirty hours voluntary work done by the Burrapine Men's Support Group, the Hall now has a secure water supply and the new toilet cisterns have improved the hygiene conditions.
The Men's Group were jutifiably proud of their achievement and it gave them all a great deal of satisfaction seeing the finished job. The Committee also was very pleased with the final outcome and the generous support of the community.
A plaque acknowledging the grant from FRRR has been placed in a prominent position at the Hall.