An appeal to all those who love the beautiful old Brookfield Hall
The Brookfield Recreation Reserve Trust has this weekend launched an appeal for financial assistance with the planned restoration of the historic Brookfield Hall.
An envelope containing the appeal letter and a copy of Brookfield a Short History has been distributed to all households in the broader Brookfield district.
In the appeal letter the Trust’s President, Don Chandler, has stated:
“We are asking the good people of the broader Brookfield district to provide the additional $120,000 needed to fully fund the project. In the great tradition of Brookfield rallying to the cause we are asking you to consider a family donation of $300 for which your family name will appear on an Honour Board in the Hall”
The overall cost of the restoration is expected to be in the order of $400,000 and substantial funding has been secured from both the Queensland Government and the Brisbane City Council totalling $278,000.
The project is currently undergoing a public tender process and by mid October a builder will be chosen, with a start date of November this year and completion by March next year.
The project involves securing the Hall’s future by raising and restumping the main building to remove the termite threat, bracing and stabilising the century old Hall building and towers, rebuilding the Annexe to provide a level floor throughout and upgrading kitchen, lighting and sound facilities. In addition, a disabled toilet will be incorporated into the existing toilet building, disability access pathways will be added to provide access to the Hall and toilets, together with an upgraded main entrance pathway and associated landscaping. When completed the Hall will look like it always has, but will be in sound shape to service the larger Brookfield district for another century.
The gift of Brookfield a Short History to every household in the district has been made possible through the exceptional generosity of the Brookfield Garden Centre.
We ask that you consider a family donation and that will see your family name recorded in gold letters on a handsome honour board that will be structurally part of the Hall for all time.
Regular updates on the progress of the appeal and of the work on the various stages of the restoration will be provided on the website.