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The Return of Gratwick Hall to the People of Hedland

Published: Tuesday, 23 July 2019 at 10:13:01 AM

Gratwick Hall has been officially rededicated back to the Hedland community by the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia, at a Civic Reception in the Hall held last night.

 The Governor’s presence has officiated the Hall as a point of pride in Hedland, becoming a central hub of community activity for the years ahead.

 A treasured community asset, the Hall has undergone significant structural and aesthetic renovations in recent months.

 Key improvements to the Hall include better accessibility, usability and a modern design which celebrates the Hall’s history and highlights the pristine view of the port.

 Town of Port Hedland Commissioner Fred Riebling, said the Hall held significant historical value to the people of Hedland.

 “Percy Gratwick was a West Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry and a man worthy of our remembrance at this special rededication.

 “Town staff and contractors have worked exceptionally hard to transform the space into a clean, modern community Hall which will serve people well.

 “I am honoured to welcome the Governor at the Civic Reception, set to be well attended by community leaders and those who share a collective passion for Hedland’s future.”

 The Governor is visiting Port Hedland, as well as Karratha and Roebourne, during a four day visit to the Pilbara as part of the Governor’s Regional Visit Program.

 

 For media information                                        

Laura Hawes, Manager Marketing Events and Communications
(08) 9158 9365
lhawes@porthedland.wa.gov.au

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