Friends of the Old Bega Hospital Newsletter 19 October 2017


Four things in this newsletter:

Raise the Roof

The Raise the Roof Spring Fair will be on again on Sunday 28 October, from 10am to 2pm. It is a big community day at the Old Bega Hospital.

So bring everyone along and have a great day out!

If you can help with the Fair (anything from parking to cleaning up), phone John on 0417 260 454.


The Friends of the Old Bega Hospital is running its Travel Raffle again this year. The prize is $3,000 worth of travel from Flight Centre.

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. You'll be able to pick them up at the Spring Fair. Helpers are needed to sell tickets from a table on Carp Street in Bega - it is much more fun with two, and you'll have an experienced person to help you. Contact Pat on 6492 4936.

Funding application

The Reserve Trust has submitted an application for a grant of $2,921,000 from the Regional Cultural Fund for a Regional Cultural Centre at the Old Bega Hospital. The Trust is also hoping that the earlier $500,000 offer from John Barilaro, Deputy Premier, will be renewed, so that $3,421,000 is available to restore the community cultural centre and the heritage building.

The Trust's architects, Sibling Architecture, Melbourne, are in the final stages of documenting a development application. Their work is being funded by a $100,000 Heritage Activation Grant from the NSW Government Office of Environment and Heritage.

The application for the Regional Cultural Fund required a business case. The Trust prepared that itself. It is quite a good read! Available on the website. You can pick up a copy of the plans there too.

What we need now is political support for the application, and to ensure that we get the $500,000 from John Barilaro.

You can help by writing to The Hon Andrew Constance (Member for Bega, 122 Carp Street, Bega NSW 2550), to let him know you support the project. We have printed postcards with a short message to make this easy! Pick one up at the Spring Fair (and save on postage by leaving it for us to deliver) or from the Raffle Ticket sales table, or from some coffee shops and Spiral Gallery.

We hope to hear the result of the application in December.


We will be sending out the notice for the AGM shortly, as a separate newsletter.

It will be held at 2pm on Sunday 11 November at the Old Bega Hospital - save the date!