|HAWKER INSTITUTE RE-MODELLED
For a community organisation to be able to contribute
$60,000 to a project is a huge achievement, which is what’s happened in
Hawker during 2002.
The Hawker Art Exhibition Committee has contributed the
impressive amount to re-modelling the front foyer and toilet area of the Hawker Institute
building. This area, which was opened in 1968 as modern additions to the 1893 building,
was knocked down and cleared this week in quick time.
Heath Fels, General Builder, who won the contract to rebuild the foyer and
toilets, completed the work by April 30, with the use of local
contractors. New work has been designed to blend in with the post office building
next door, with stone work matching in with the original stone work of the main hall.
Joy Boettger, Art Exhibition Secretary, said, These renovations needed to be done
because of the poor condition of what was the library, foyer and toilets. Major cracking
had occurred and we were forever patching up the damage to make the building presentable.
The Art Exhibition committee saw the renovations as the next step to upgrading of the
Institute and approached Council with the proposal.
Matching the commitment of $60,000 by
the Art Exhibition Committee, was the Flinders
Ranges Council and Hawker Electricity Fund, who together contributed about another