Dereel Soldiers Memorial Hall

Contact Name: Ruth Uren

Contact Phone Number: 0353461012

Contact Email: rmudereel@gmail.com

Venue Street Address: 14 Swamp Rd, Dereel, 3352

Is the venue able to be booked by the public? yes

Description of Venue: Situated on the Ballarat-Colac Road, Dereel sprung to life as a town during the goldrush era, and there are still many mine shafts scattered throughout the landscape. Swamp Rd, the location of the Soldiers Memorial Hall, is named after the large wetlands area, referred to as the "Swamp" or "Lagoon". The hall was built on 1919 and is the centrepiece of the town.

A wide range of events are held at the more recently built community centre which are organised by the district nurse who visits twice a week including craft projects, walking groups, meditation, guest speakers and community breakfasts. Line dancing is also held on Friday nights. Private functions suitable for the main hall include weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, reunions and fundraisers. A noticeboard in the front ground of the hall advertises upcoming activities.

The open style, clean, modern kitchen includes 2 fridges, large stove/oven, 2 urns, microwave, double sink, crockery and cutlery for 100, pots and pans, electric frypans and instant hot water. There is ample bench space for the preparation and serving of food.

The hall, meeting room and community centre are all currently warmed with gas heaters and ceiling fans circulate the air in summer. the committee is currently working toward installing split system heating and air conditioning.

The community centre also features a library where readers can swap their books for other books, and where book club groups can meet to read or discuss books they are reading.

As well as indoor facilities the hall also has a large outdoor area featuring free electric BBQs, picnic tables, a playground and skatepark. All of these facilities are open to the public at all times.

There is ample offstreet parking for 100+ cars.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- $100 refundable bond
- hirer must have their own public liability, which can be arranged through council

Types of events which are run/held: A wide range of community events are held organised by the district nurse who visits twice a week including craft projects, walking groups, meditation, guest speakers and community breakfasts. Line dancing is also held on Friday nights. Private functions include weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, reunions and fundraisers.

Distance from Melbourne: 142 km

Is the venue open to the public, when and what times? District nurse: Tues & Thurs 8.30-12 noon
Line Dancing Fri 7.30-10pm

Outdoor facilities, including free electric BBQs, picnic tables, a playground and skatepark are open to the public at all times.

If the venue is available for hire, how do people hire the space? Ruth 53461012 or email rmudereel@gmail.com

Floor Dimensions: Main Hall: 12.2 x 7.2 metres ; Meeting Room: 5.5 x 4.5 metres ; Community Centre: 10.5 x 8 metres

Seating Capacity: meeting room: 2 trestles, 10 seating, community centre: 25 with tables, 40 without, main hall up to 80

Seating available on-site? 10 trestles, 100 chairs

Access: wheelchair access, community hall 3 access points, meeting room 2 access points, hall 2 access points

Toilets: Toilets are located outside the building and include: i disabled, 1 male, 2 female (there is access to them from inside)

Kitchen: The open style, clean, modern kitchen includes 2 fridges, large stove/oven, 2 urns, microwave, double sink, crockery and cutlery for 100, pots and pans, electric frypans and instant hot water. There is ample bench space for the preparation and serving of food.

Stage: The hall has a basic stage with an exit on one side

Technical equipment: Lighting, disco ball

Extra categories: Addirional features include: meeting room, swap book library, free electric BBQ, playground, skatepark

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