The Illowa Hall has moved into the spotlight after the clearing of trees around the historic building.
IIlowa Recreation Reserve president Graeme Morris said Moyne Shire Council felled cypress trees at the site.
"The trees were getting dangerous, they were probably more than 100 years old," Mr Morris said.
"They were well past their used-by date and were starting to break off.
"We didn't want any limbs falling and hurting someone or smashing cars so it was a good move by council to get rid of them."
Mr Morris said new trees would be planted to replace those taken down.
He said the hall was well used, hosting weddings, parties, community gatherings and auctions.
The hall is on the site of IIlowa's former state and catholic primary schools.
In November last year, the hall hosted a reunion for former students of both schools.