Restoration works breathe new life into Old Hopeland School Hall

Published on Wednesday, 21 September 2022 at 10:46:34 AM

A key piece of Serpentine Jarrahdale history has been given a new lease on life following restoration works to the Old Hopeland School Hall.

Funded by a $50,000 State Government election commitment and delivered by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, the upgrades have significantly improved safety and access to the community facility.

Upgrade works to the historic building and site included:

  • Restumping of building
  • Replacing concrete pavers on toilet paths
  • Painting to external windows, handrails and access ramp
  • Resurfacing of carpark and asphalt of cross overs
  • Replacing three timber stands under water storage tanks
  • Carpentry repair and maintenance on timber decking, access ramp, handrail and balustrade

    The Shire also contributed to the restumping of the building as part of the project costs.

    Many SJ locals will have fond memories of the Old Hopeland School, with the original building erected in 1924 before being moved to another location some three years later.

    The current building was constructed in 1933, where local students attended their classes until the school closed in 1954 with students relocating to the Serpentine school.

    The 1933 building is now used as a community hall and can be booked for small community gatherings.

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    Comments attributed to Member for Darling Range, Hugh Jones MLA

    “I am very happy to have been able to support restoration and improve accessibility of this wonderful community asset which has such meaning to many local people,”

    “I commend the Shire and its officers on engaging local contractors and suppliers who offered value for money and care to ensure that the money went as far as it did.”


    Comments attributed to Shire President, Cr Michelle Rich

    “Serpentine Jarrahdale has a rich and extensive local history, and locations like the Old Hopeland School Hall played important roles in shaping the early days of our Shire,”

    “Protecting these local assets and ensuring they are safe and accessible for all aligns with the Shire’s vision to build a community connected to its history and heritage.

    “The Shire thanks the State Government and Hugh Jones for this election commitment and their support in restoring the school.”


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