The community of Penrose recently celebrated a milestone with the official opening of the new Penrose Village Hall.

Penrose along with several surrounding villages were badly impacted by the 2019/2020 Black Summer Bushfires but Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said out of tragedy can come great things.

“It was a tough time, but what matters most in life is how you deal with difficult circumstances,” Mr. Taylor said.

“The villages in this area dealt with those circumstances in a way none of us could ever have imagined.

“We are so lucky to have this facility which has been made possible thanks to the fantastic work of the local Penrose community.”

Mr Taylor joined the Governor-General of Australia His Excellency the Honourable David Hurley and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley, Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman and enthusiastic  community members, to mark the occasion.

This project was made possible thanks to $1.697 million in joint funding through Stage Two of the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, co-funded by the former Coalition and NSW Governments. Further financial contributions also came from Wingecarribee Shire Council and the Veolia Mulwaree Trust.