The Mil-Lel Memorial Hall’s infrastructure upgrade was officially opened by the Member for Barker, Tony Pasin, on Saturday 27th

Member for Barker, Tony Pasin, said the Australian Government’s $70,260 investment in community infrastructure would provide long term benefits to the Mil-Lel community.

“The Federal Government’s contribution has secured the future of this regionally significant focal point. The Mil-Lel Memorial Hall, is more than just a building. It brings the community together and has done for over 60 years.” Mr Pasin said.

“The project constructed a new ablution block to include new showers and toilets with disabled access, opening opportunities for increased access to more people” Mr Pasin said.

“There is a really strong sense of community in Mil Lel and this building is at its heart. I know that there has been a committed fundraising effort to upgrade the amenities and I’m really pleased that the Federal Government was able to support this project.” Mr Pasin said.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said upgrading the local hall in Mil-Lel to better cater for those living with disabilities, means the venue will now be able to be hired by a more diverse group of the community and could prove to supply a real boost to the local economy,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

“Investments such as this prove the Federal Government’s commitment to rural, regional and remote Australia and I know this will ensure the long-term viability of the Mil-Lel Hall and Community Hub.”

Mil-Lel Memorial Park Secretary, Janet Phillips, said after eight long years of fundraising, planning and contribution of Building Better Regions Fund grant, this project has come together with a very pleasing result.

“Mil-Lel Memorial Park committee would like to thank Naralilla Homes for the great work they did and all those who contributed their time, donations and support to enable this project go ahead. The wider community will reap the benefits of the facilities for many more years to come.” said Ms Phillips.

This project received $77,000 in funding from the Australian Government under the Building Better Regions Fund and $75,720 from Mil-Lel MemorialPark Inc.