April 7th, 2022Upgrade for Lauriston Hall
The 90-year-old Lauristone Hall in Lauriston has been transformed from a much-loved community hub into a more accessible space to be better equipped to host more events.
The building has a long history of community spirit, with two local sisters pooling their money to fund construction of the community hall in the early 1930s.
The upgrade ensures the hall can continue to be an important cultural and social hub for locals and visitors, including space for children’s playgroups, performances, not-for-profit group meetings, exhibitions and private functions for the Lauriston community.
The project included rehabilitation works to retain the hall’s heritage character, while a new kitchen, bathroom and entrance have modernised its internal fit out. Construction works have also made the hall more accessible for people of all abilities.
The hall’s upgrade has enabled the community to come together and connect at events, which is a key part of the town’s recovery from the impacts of the pandemic.
The revitalised space further highlights the importance of community halls and the positive impact they have on social wellbeing.
Community members joined the Lauriston Hall Committee to collaborate on the development of the project delivered by the Macedon Ranges Shire.