The Kiah Community Hall is a much loved and utilised community asset for many people living in Kiah and its surrounding remote areas.
Bega Valley Shire Council is seeking to assist the Kiah community by rebuilding the Community Hall which was destroyed during the devastating Border fire in January 2020.
In August 2020, Council authorised the acquisition of Lot 68 DP 750223 Kiah (the former location of the church) from the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn to rebuild Kiah Community Hall.
The member for Bega Andrew Constance has announced a share of $3 million in funding will go towards rebuilding and restoring the local halls at Kiah and Wandella.
As part of the Kiah Hall Rebuild Project’s Planning and Design Stage, a series of Community Consultation Sessions will be held from November 2020 to January 2021, inviting all stakeholders and community members to provide input in the development of the Hall’s Design Brief to rebuild the new Kiah Hall to meet community needs now and into the future.
These community sessions will draw on the knowledge of and be facilitated by the principal architect Tim Lee - Australian Institute of Architects.
Have Your Say
We understand that for some community members it may not be possible to attend a consultation session. If you are unable to attend but wish to express your ideas or keep updated on the Kiah Hall Rebuild Project, please Have Your Say by leaving your comments at the bottom of this page.
Following completion of Community Consultation, Bega Valley Shire Council will work with the Principal Architect to approve and finalise the Design Brief. Council will present the visual design concepts and drawings for Public Exhibition.
Q: Do you live in Kiah or its surrounds?
Q: Do you have any comments or suggestions on the future rebuild of Kiah Community Hall
Some key aspects, but not limited to, below questions for consideration of the Kiah Hall Rebuild are;
- Pay homage to the past but also look to the future
- Be a focal point of Community life
- Be a flexible and multipurpose space
- Be environmentally sustainable
- Be accessible for all members of the community
- Be resilient to the impacts of any future natural disaster
- Have low ongoing operational and maintenance costs
Please submit your feedback by Sunday, 31 January 2021