Emerald Hill will have a more user-friendly hall in the coming months after a development application for upgrades was passed in Wednesday's ordinary council meeting.
Councillors passed the Emerald Hill Progress Association's request to demolish the existing amenities block, construct replacement toilet facilities and construct a verandah.
There will be some haste to build the new toilet block as it is funded under the Drought Communities Program and must be completed by June 30.
While the new amenities are being constructed, more contractors will hit the site to install new electrical wiring, ceiling fans, lay a new concrete slab floor with a new step on the existing landing, and install a corrugated iron awning with guttering, handrails to access the ramp, and lighting and security floodlights.
These upgrades are financed by $5000 from Monsanto's Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal fund, and $25,000 from the Community Building Partnership Program.
The association's chair Scott McCalman said it was "exciting" that work could now get under way after months of planning.
"It's all finally happening ... It's been a long-term community project and getting all our ducks to line up, so to speak. It's going to be great because it's used so much.
"We'll close the hall down while all the new infrastructure goes in and probably have a little opening to celebrate it.
"I think the community will get a really good return on investment."
The association will receive a $1,105.50 refund in development application fees after requesting consider waive the fees because the hall is a community asset.