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ABCD Community Hall


June 2023 – Lease Agreement signed. Development Application and Construction Certificate approval imminent.

June 2023 – Community Coordinator appointment.

August - October 2023 – Site preparation commences, clearing scrub and fill. Concrete slab down.

December 2023 – Steel for the building arrives.

Early  2024 – Community Hall completed to lock up subject to weather, material supply and council processes.

February - April 2024 – Hall fit out and landscaping.

Finish: May-June 2024 – ABCD Inc Community Hall Complete

December 19, 2024 - Organisation of major community event: Black Summer Fire Anniversary December Event – 5 years on.

Funding Bodies & Budget:


Project Leads for build phase:

  1. Rotary RAWCS Limited Bushfire Relief Fund 9    2022  $140,000
  2. Rotary Global and Bendigo Bank $116,100
  3. NSW Resources For Regions Round 9    $411,961 (Lithgow City Council admin)

March 2020 - August  2024

Dennis Jones, Kevin McCusker



The primary purpose of the Community Hall will be to house:

    • community events such as the Annual Bushfires Healing Ceremony
    • community meetings such as the local Heads Up For Fire group
    • classes, clubs, local social events and community markets
    • a hot desk for a part-time community coordinator and social services providers.
Proceeds from the hiring of the venue and the running of a market day café will be used to:
    • meet the annual operating costs of the Association,
    • fund further community events, and
    • meet the ongoing costs of the Hall and to provide casual employment on market days.

The following selected plans for the Community Hall can be downloaded here:

Site Plan:  45 Petra Ave ABCD DA01 Site D.pdf

Community Hall Elevations:  45 Petra Ave ABCD DA03 Elevations F.pdf

Interior layout of Community Hall:  45 Petra Ave ABCD DA05 CC Plan A.pdf

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