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Kitchen makeover complete at Branxton Community Hall


Residents are ready to cook up a storm, again, at the Branxton Community Hall following the completion of a much-needed kitchen upgrade.

The facility started out as a YMCA venue at the Greta Army Camp during World War II.

From 1949 until the 1960s, the Branxton Community Hall was then used by the refugees at the Greta Migrant Camp, before being sold to the Branxton School of Arts for the use of locals.

The latest kitchen upgrade involved creating a bigger space with two work areas (food preparation and wash up), the addition of a large stainless steel bench and new electrical appliances.

Cessnock City mayor Bob Pynsent said the Branxton Community Hall Section 355 Committee had worked hard for many years to achieve the result.

“These new improvements have enhanced this wonderful community facility by providing users with an up-to-date and modern kitchen, which will also increase the hire potential of the hall,” he explained.

The Branxton Community Hall is currently booked seven days a week for activities such as yoga, Hunta Karate, Barre Vida dance class, GymBaroo, youth groups, dance time, Japanese martial arts, church services and fundraising events.

“The new kitchen will allow for larger bookings and events to take place like weddings, baby showers and cooking classes,” Cr Pynsent said.

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Alternatively, for bookings or to find out more about council’s local halls and community facilities, go to

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