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Have your say on the future of the hall

You are invited to join our second community meeting at the Oakbank Soldiers Memorial Hall.

Saturday 15 August from 11:00am to 12:30pm

The current Hall Committee, expert advisors, and Council staff will be present to explore options to retain the Hall as a community-owned asset. Everyone is welcome and we especially encourage attendance by those looking to nominate to be on the Committee.

Bring along 50c to join the Association on the day.

RSVPs are essential by Thursday 13 August.
engage@ahc.sa.gov.au
8408 0400


Oakbank Soldiers Memorial Hall is a privately-owned community

Have your say on the future of the hall

You are invited to join our second community meeting at the Oakbank Soldiers Memorial Hall.

Saturday 15 August from 11:00am to 12:30pm

The current Hall Committee, expert advisors, and Council staff will be present to explore options to retain the Hall as a community-owned asset. Everyone is welcome and we especially encourage attendance by those looking to nominate to be on the Committee.

Bring along 50c to join the Association on the day.

RSVPs are essential by Thursday 13 August.
engage@ahc.sa.gov.au
8408 0400


Oakbank Soldiers Memorial Hall is a privately-owned community space. Council is assisting the managing committee to collect community feedback about its future.

History

Oakbank Soldiers Memorial Hall (OSMH) is a privately owned community hall, located at 210 Onkaparinga Valley Road and built in 1926 on land donated by George Edwards.

The hall when completed became the focal point for the community and hosted local dancing, fairs, celebrations, film evenings (every Saturday night prior to TV), concerts, weddings, birthday celebrations and football functions.

Funds to build the hall were raised by the district to commemorate the men and women who enlisted in World War One. Later a memorial plaque was also placed in the hall commemorating the men and women who enlisted in World War Two.

The hall is privately owned by the Oakbank Soldiers Memorial Hall Committee Inc.

What is being proposed?

The Oakbank Soldiers Memorial Hall is a privately owned building. The Oakbank Soldiers Memorial Hall Committee Inc. is no longer able to financially maintain the Oakbank Soldiers Memorial Hall and is proposing to:

  • Move the Trust associated with the Oakbank Soldiers Memorial Hall to the Balhannah Soldiers Memorial Hall; and
  • Sell the Oakbank Soldiers Memorial Hall

The OSMH committee engaged the community on the matter regarding the moving the trust and sale of the hall in 2019 and received minimal interest and feedback.

Take a read of the frequently asked questions on the right of this page for further details.

What we are doing now?

We are engaging the local community so we can understand views about the future of the Oakbank Soldiers Memorial Hall. We want to understand what the community think should happen to the hall and Trust on the hall.

The purpose is to give anyone with an interest in the Oakbank Soldiers Memorial Hall a chance to have their say on the future of the hall and the Trust.

The future of the hall depends on a group of community members taking over management of the hall (elected onto the Oakbank Soldiers Memorial Hall Committee).

We are open to all feedback received during this engagement however it is important to note that should a new community group elect to be on the Oakbank Soldiers Memorial Hall Committee and take on running of the hall they will need to demonstrate, via a business case, that they can sustainability manage and operate the finances for running the hall.

How to have your say?

Have your say by:

  • Completing the online feedback form below
  • Join us for a conversation on Saturday 15 August, for a community meeting starting at 11am at the Oakbank Soldiers Memorial Hall
  • Downloading a printable feedback form and emailing it to engage@ahc.sa.gov.au or posting it to OSMH, PO Box 44 Woodside, SA 5244
  • Calling our project team on 8400 0400
  • Emailing our project team engage@ahc.sa.gov.au


Feedback closes Sunday 16 August