Marton RSA and Citizens’ Memorial Hall Upgrade Listen Work on the renovation of the Marton RSA and Citizens’ Memorial Hall has begun after a $500,000 Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) investment was announced for the Rangitīkei District Council. In May, the Government earmarked funds for the renovation of town halls and war memorials as part of a renewed PGF focus on projects with more immediate job and economic benefits, as part of COVID-19 recovery. The hall was built circa 1959 and then extended in 1986. The renovation project includes the removal of asbestos, a new emergency exit, electrical and heating works, fire alarm installation, painting the interior and wheel-chair accessible toilets. The project will take five months to complete, during which 25 people, including 14 living in Rangitīkei, will work on the project. Council will schedule the works to minimise any disruption to Hall users who have bookings. Project Update 13 July 2021 The contractors completing the upgrades to the Marton Memorial Hall have almost finished rewiring the building and installing modern fire alarms. A new ceiling will be installed, and then the hall will be reopened. Planning for a second stage of upgrades has commenced which will include heating of the main hall, disabled access toilets, exterior lighting and fire retardant paint inside the building. Further information will be shared regarding future closures to the hall when dates are confirmed.