Grant of nearly $27,000 to Tent Hill Public hall

Adam Marshall plus trustees of the historic and well-loved hall.
Adam Marshall plus trustees of the historic and well-loved hall.

The Tent Hill Public Hall has won a grant of $26,980 to give it a face-lift on the outside and spruce it up inside.

This follows a grant to renovate the roof of the historic building five kilometres east of Emmaville on the Deepwater Road..

Northern Tablelands MP, Adam Marshall, said: “The locals around Tent Hill have plenty of functions in the hall that do ‘raise the roof’ when it comes to a good party but this grant will actually make it more comfortable, amenable and maintainable”.

“It was built in the late 1880s in the tin mining boom but was moved from the original site across the road to where it sits now and it’s used often so this funding meets a very real community need.

“It’s a humble little hall made from hand cut, local timber and it remains almost entirely in its original condition, which is probably the main reason for its historic charm,” he said.

“It’s the only gathering point for miles around.”