The Association is drafting a detailed proposal to address the issues that led to the Cooroy hall closure in 2015. The plan will outline the necessary steps, including structural repairs, and upgrades to the kitchen and toilets, to allow the reopening of the hall. The proposal will also include a business plan that demonstrates the ongoing uses and viability of the hall.
The Association’s submission will be sent to Noosa Council by the end of February. Once the Council receives the Association’s submission, Council staff are expected to deliver an options paper and to make a recommendation to
Council about the future of the Cooroy hall in March this year.
Noosa Council recently published its Consultation Report in response to its community engagement activities regarding the hall’s future since November which can be found at yoursay.noosa.qld.gov.au/projects/cooroy-memorial-hall.
Your response to the report is encouraged and valued.
The CMHA aims to convince the Council that the hall must be retained in its current location, and that the Cooroy community has the skills and the expertise to manage the hall in the future. The CMHA will be asking the local community for its support, both financial and in-kind, as soon as the Council decides to retain the hall. The CMHA also invites the community to assist in lobbying Noosa Councillors directly (email addresses are provided on the Noosa Council website).
The CMHA currently includes 15 people with expertise in construction, management, law, architecture, heritage and administration. Membership is invited from all members of the community and those further afield who have an
interest in the hall’s future. Any pledges of financial and/or in-kind support for the halls restoration will be gratefully accepted and will assist the CMHA to influence Council decisions.
Those wishing to assist can contact the CHMA by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or posting expressions of interest or support to PO Box 355, Cooroy, 4563.