IT’S been more than 50 years since Peterborough has had a town hall.
With a population of under 200, the seaside community has had to make do.
The CWA holds its knitting group at a shop and summer art classes are held in homes and garages.
But it’s hoped the improvisation will soon be over.
This weekend the Peterborough Residents Group will release an expression of interest for the design of the new hall.
Secretary Christine Norton said efforts would be ramped up over the coming months to see the long running community campaign realised.
“This is something people have wanted for a long time,” she said.
“It’ll be a multi-function facility like a hall with a stage. We’re looking at it primarily as a cultural centre.”
Moyne Shire Council town planning officer Craig Midgley said the last time Peterborough had a community hall was 1969.
He said the proposal was for council to allocate $300,000 which would hopefully be matched by the state government.
The community will raise $100,000.
A vacant lot used as a carpark on Macs Street next door to the CFA brigade will likely be the new home of the hall once funds arrive.
“Council has recognised that Peterborough hasn’t had a community hall for quite some time and that it’s the highest priority for that community,” Mr Midgley