The new wing of the historic Bolivia Hall was opened recently, featuring a history room, a kitchen extension and ramp access.
Officials said it was wonderful to open the extension as the hall has stood for more than a century at the foot of Bolivia Hill playing an integral part in the community and celebrating its centenary in 2014.
"The kitchen extension includes an industrial dishwasher, while there is also a new disabled toilet and shower," a spokeswoman said.
James Kelly, a representative from the office of MP Barnaby Joyce, was in attendance for the opening among a strong attendance of around 40 guests who enjoyed a cuppa and a morning tea to celebrate the opening.
"The Bolivia Progress Association has done a fantastic job of overseeing and coordinating all the repairs and we are very grateful for all the grants we have received that have enabled us to do this," the spokeswoman said.
The inside of the hall had also been given a fresh lick of paint as part of the unveiling.
The upgrades were completed through the use of a $13,000 grant for community hall upgrades under the latest round of the Stronger Communities Program.
"Long before Facebook, our local community halls were the original social media forums where people would catch up on local news and happenings," Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said when he originally announced the funding.
"These halls have had a mini revival in recent years led by passionate, civic-minded locals so it's great to help support the work they do for their communities.
"It is important that we fund not only the big money projects in the New England but the smaller ones too because they are the ones that keep our communities connected."
There was an apology from Janelle Saffin, member for Lismore, who was unfortunately unable to attend the day.
The Hall draws its name from one of the first European settlers in the area, Edward Hurry who operated a sheep station, but had previously spent some years in Bolivia and chose that name for the land around his property.
The makings of Tenterfield had begun in the 1880s, but it was in 1914 that the Bolivia School of Arts was built on land donated by AM White of Bolivia Station.
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