Jamberoo Youth Hall Upgrade Complete

Published on 26 March 2021

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Jamberoo Youth Hall has been given a new lease on life thanks to Kiama Council and the NSW Government.

Built in 1981, Council and the Government have invested $267,500 in upgrades to the Hall, as part of the Jamberoo Sporting Precinct upgrade project.

The NSW Government provided $145,000 in funding from the Stronger Country Communities Fund.

Kiama Council invested $122,500 thanks to the Special Rate Variation.

The Hall is a popular venue for local sporting and community groups to hold their events and activities.

Recently, the 40-year-old building had been showing its age, suffering structural defects with its footings and masonry.

It has now been restored and re-opened for business, thanks to upgrades which include:

  • Rebuilding and strengthening of the structural walls, including replacement of damaged masonry
  • Upgrading the nearby stormwater drainage to prevent water penetration and flooding
  • Refurbishment of the kitchen and amenities

The Jamberoo Youth Hall has now been handed back to its management committee which manages bookings.

Upgrading the Hall is the latest stage in the revitalisation of the Jamberoo Sporting Precinct.

The $1.44m project, funded by the NSW Government and Kiama Council, has seen a number of improvements to the busy sporting complex:

  • Kevin Walsh Oval - refurbishment of the amenities, new fencing, seating and better drainage.
  • Jamberoo Croquet Club - improved drainage
  • Jamberoo Youth Hall – renovations and drainage improvements

The next task is construction of the new amenities at Keith Irvine Oval, where new sports field lighting has already been installed.

Image: Opening the refurbished Jamberoo Youth Hall - Clr. Neil Reilly, Megan Collins, Clr. Andrew Sloan, Gareth Ward MP, Ros Neilson and Greg Walsh