Rupanyup to keep cool

Rupanyup Memorial Hall users are looking forward to a cooler future with new air-conditioners to be installed at the centre.

Member for Swan Hill Peter Walsh announced on Friday the government would provide $15,890 towards air-conditioning for the main hall and kitchen.

Hall committee secretary and treasurer Marie Ballinger said the community was thrilled with the news.

"The air-conditioners will be a real benefit to the community," she said.

"We have quite a few elderly people in the Rupanyup population. There are quite a few funeral services in the hall and if you get a hot day for one of those, it's too hot.

"We already have an air-conditioner in the supper room which has been a real success."

The hall was built in 1920 and seats up to 250 people. It is used for a number of events, including balls and community days. It was also used for emergency catering when Rupanyup was flooded during the 2010-11 summer.

Mrs Ballinger said the hall committee would purchase split-system units to provide both heating and cooling.

"We have been waiting for a few months for this grant and we are all very pleased to receive it," she said.

"It will be very helpful."

The total cost of the project is $27,045.

Mrs Ballinger said Rupanyup Major Events, Rupanyup RSL, Rupanyup Minyip Finance Group, Yarriambiack Shire Council and the hall committee had all contributed money to the project.

Member for Swan Hill Peter Walsh congratulates Rupanyup Memorial Hall president Val Hemphill with Yarriambiack Shire councilor Ray Kingston. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

Member for Swan Hill Peter Walsh congratulates Rupanyup Memorial Hall president Val Hemphill with Yarriambiack Shire councilor Ray Kingston. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI