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Kitchen Refurbishment Opened Officially

By 6 January 2016 No Comments

The Honourable Member for Bega and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Mr. Andrew Constance officially opened the Kitchen Refurbishment at Twyford Hall before a crowd of twenty five people on December 9th 2015. Read the article on Merimbula News here.

In attendance were Twyford Hall Committee members, Architects Michael Marshman and Associates, S.L. Hodgson Builder, Electrician Rob Zelley, Mayor Michael Britten, General Manager Bega Valley Shire Council Leanne Barnes, representatives from Spectrum Theatre Group , The Nomads, Sapphire Coast Community Hospitality and personnel from Bendigo Community Bank Pambula.

The state of the art Commercial Kitchen cost just over $150,000 with funding coming from 4 sources viz:

A Grant from the NSW State Government under the Community Building Partnership scheme of $50,000

A Grant of $6,616.50 from Bega Valley Shire Council representing 50% of the electrical upgrade needed

A donation from Bendigo Bank Pambula for $3,717.70 representing the cost of the state of the art Skope Chiller

The remaining funds came from the rental income for the retail shops built by Twyford Hall Committee and paid by lessees Horizon Credit Union and Amelda`s at Twyford.

Morning tea was served and our booking office staff at Merimbula Newsagency duly thanked for their patience during the build as parts of the Complex could not be hired out as per normal

The first users of the new kitchen were the Sapphire Coast Community Hospitality Group who provided 130 Christmas Dinners for the needy and disadvantaged on Christmas Day at Twyford Hall. According to the chefs the equipment worked like a charm and made their job so much easier than last year when they struggled on the 1970`s style domestic kitchen set up.

An article from Merimbula News Weekly on the opening will be posted shortly.

The Committee looks forward to  community groups utilising the kitchen for a wide range of functions including weddings and social events.

The new kitchen will also service the proposed Theatre Twyford when built.