The official opening of the new Dimboola Community Civic Hub in the refurbished Old Shire Hall took place yesterday morning.

The project complemented the building of the new library building opened earlier this year, involved refurbishing the Dimboola Library and Council’s Customer Service Centre, which was situated in the existing circa 1870’s building. It also included the renewal of two small rooms adjoining the main room and the redesign and landscaping of the rear public carpark.

While conducting the formalities, Federal Member for Mallee, Anne Webster (above), said, “The Dimboola Community Civic Hub will become the proud heart of Dimboola’s Civic Precinct. It will provide a place for the community to connect, to learn and grow,” Dr Webster said.

“Other benefits of this project include fifteen jobs during construction and the possibility of two ongoing jobs. The refurbishment will allow for the provision of additional services to the community, such as training, business consulting and visitor services.”

This project received $600,000 in funding from the Australian Government under the Community Development Grants and $7,500 from Hindmarsh Shire.

“This refurbishment will see the Dimboola Community Hub become the focal point of the town’s thriving civic precinct,” Dr Webster said.

“This was a much-needed upgrade as it is anticipated that approximately 1,000 people will use this facility each and every year.”