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Carwoola Community Hall and Community Block

The Community Block, at Gathering Place (off Douglas Close), Radcliffe, hosts the Carwoola Community Hall, the Carwoola Rural Fire Brigade Shed, the horse dressage arena and pre-school children’s play area. 

In 2019 Liam's Library was added to the Community Hall. Liam's Library is named after Liam Mullan who grew up in Carwoola and was tragically killed on  5 November 2015 at the age of 19 years. The library is located on the Carwoola Community Hall covered  verandah and is open to all comers. Borrow a book or bring a book. It's free and there's something for everyone.

There was initial discussion about the location of the hall; Council proposed building it and the fire-shed at the Molonglo River Park Community Block to take advantage of the river to increase recreational opportunities.  At that time, there had been extensive flooding at the block, radio reception for the RFS was poor, and direct access from the Captains Flat Road was found to be inadequate.  The current site off Douglas Close was selected.

Hall1 The Community Hall was constructed by the community using funds raised by the community and through the then Yarrowlumla Shire Council using developer contributions under section 94 of the Local Government Act. The construction of the Hall was supervised by Pat Summerville who ensured that as many residents contributed.  Councillor Bob Summerville, Pat's husband, opened the Hall on Australia Day 1993. The hall is available for hire. See the Hall Hire page.Hall2

The dressage arena was constructed by the Primrose Valley Pony Club prior to the hall's construction. The plantings for a windbreak along the western boundary that had been undertaken by the Pony Club were extended along the Captains Flat Road and the driveway to the neighbouring property after the hall's completion.nbsp; The driveway that was used during construction was the neighbours' driveway, and they graciously donated that section of their property to the community to ensure long-term access to the hall and fireshed.  That driveway, now named Gathering Place, was upgraded and sealed in 1995.

Playground2 The Children's Playground was created under the guidance of the Stoney Creek Playgroup. Through fund raising, a NSW Sport & Recreation Grant and a donation from the Community Association, the facilities were upgraded in 2003, replacing the original treated pine materials.  Much of the work was undertaken by a local builder, Peter Cook, who donated a lot of time to the project.  Peter died in a motorcycle accident near Bungendore shortly before completing the work.  The shelter bears a plaque commemorating Peter's contribution.

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