The School of Arts management committee first discussed the need for an accessible toilet, with appropriate internal access, in 2008. Since that time, a lot of effort has been put into making this project a reality. Draft plans were discussed from 2008, and a Development Application was granted as far back as 2013. The plans included an extended veranda on the western side of the Hall, a new staircase to the existing toilet block, accessible toilet, performer’s change room and a widened back door.
Then came the hard work of raising and locating funds for this project. This process took several years to accomplish and in the intervening years, construction requirements changed, costs rose dramatically, and a new builder needed to be found. An amended application was submitted in 2019, followed by several fund-raising efforts and grant applications. Construction commenced in March 2021 with a local Tomerong builder, David Walker Building, carrying out the building works. The project is due for completion in October 2021. After such a long, hard road, a long-awaited celebration event will take place as soon as possible and COVID-19 restrictions allow!
Tomerong School of Arts would like to thank the following organisations for their assistance in funding this project. Without their generosity, this project would not have become a reality.