A Royal renaming for CWA Hall

The CWA Hall in Tanunda received the Royal treatment when it was officially renamed Tanunda Community CWA Hall by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall.

Her Royal Highness unveiled a plaque to commemorate the renaming as Tanunda gave a warm Barossa welcome to Their Royal Highnesses during their first engagement on Australian soil in Tanunda Town Square last Tuesday.

CWA State President Linda Bertram and local office bearers Evelyn Dyer, Norma Liersch and Lynette Brew had the pleasure of speaking to Her Royal Highness about the role of the CWA in rural areas before the curtain was raised on the new facility.

Mrs Brew said the timing could not have been better.

“It was a great pleasure to be involved and naturally we were all very thrilled to have the opportunity to meet Her Royal Highness, who was very easy to talk to,” Mrs Brew said.

“We showed the Duchess photos of the building before and after the renovation and spoke about the Cycle Hub. She thought it was a great concept and said she was very happy to see the building preserved.”

Barossa Mayor Bob Sloane said it was a fitting occasion.

“What better way to recognise the contribution of the CWA and its great partnership with Council on the Cycle Hub project than an official ceremony performed by Her Royal Highness in front of the nation,” said Mr Sloane.

The renaming reflects the hall’s new status as a facility owned by Council for use by the wider community for meetings, events and functions.

The name was determined by public vote, with two thirds of 117 respondents favouring Tanunda Community CWA Hall.

The Tanunda CWA branch will remain a key user group of the facility and the original opening plaque will remain in pride of place alongside the new plaque.

Bookings and enquiries of the hall can be made via the Barossa Council on 8563 8444.