Jurien Hall Update

Published on Friday, 3 February 2023 at 9:47:10 AM

The Jurien Hall was constructed in 1971 and has catered for community events and activities over the past five decades which has embedded fond memories and nostalgia for many local residents, however the functional use, building construction integrity (including that of the asbestos material), and aesthetic state of the facility has declined considerably over the years.

Following extensive community consultation, Council resolved at its Special Meeting in November 2022, to support the demolition of the building as part of the new RSL Function Centre development. The deconstruction works to salvage reusable materials, and site redevelopment works will commence on Monday, 6 February. Prior to the commencement of these works a digital video and photographic capture will take place for future historic records retention and display.

In addition to the current state photographic capture, we have scheduled dates and times for community members to supply copies of past photos of the facility in its heyday. In particular we’re looking for photographic memories of events that took place at the hall, over the past decades. Jason Harris from the Jurien Bay Camera Club will be available on Tuesday and Thursday during the month of February, starting on Thursday 9 February, from 9.30am-12pm at the Turquoise Coast Visitor Centre to copy photos and capture the stories behind images. We’re looking forward to seeing what community members have stashed away in photo albums and bringing them together for a future exhibition.

Photo credit – G Sisson 

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