McMahon Services has officially put hammer to brick at Gray Community Hall today to pave the way for construction of the new facility.
Demolition of the much loved, yet aged hall, marks an important milestone in the project which City of Palmerston has been planning for with the Australian Government.
The new $1.83 million Gray Community Hall will be a versatile and contemporary multi-purpose space in the heart of Palmerston for the whole community to enjoy.
“We are so pleased to see demolition underway at Gray Community Hall,” Mayor Athina Pascoe-Bell said.
“We are one step closer to unveiling a fantastic new community zone where the people of Palmerston can build relationships and community identity in a stunning new venue.”
McMahon Services have begun removing the hall’s structure, where possible preserving recyclable materials such as steel, concrete and copper pipes.
The new Gray Community Hall will include a main and secondary indoor function space, improved kitchen facilities, sweeping veranda spaces with high ceiling fans and a larger storage room. The facility will have a number of energy efficiency considerations and will be fully accessible and access compliant.
The hall will also include multiple zones to allow for simultaneous bookings, both indoor and outdoor. The new design will allow more flexibility in a similar sized footprint to the current building.
Demolition is expected to be completed this month with construction by Indigenous owned company M+J Builders to follow. The new facility will be finished in the last quarter of 2021.
For more information, visit www.palmerston.nt.gov.au
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