The redevelopment of Jurien Hall is one option being explored by the Shire of Dandaragan as it seeks public feedback before finalising a decision on the building. Over the past year, the Shire has been working with heritage consultant Laura Grey and the community regarding the future of Jurien Hall. In late 2021, the Shire began a community consultation approach to better understand the community’s heritage values of the hall and to gain insight into a range of proposed options about retention or disposal of the building. Five options were developed — based on community feedback and advice from Ms Grey — and presented at a recent community meeting to gauge the public’s sentiment related to the options, including demolition of the hall to a complete refurbishment or redevelopment. The Jurien Bay RSL Sub-Branch proposed to redevelop the site with a new building for the purposes of an RSL facility that would include a military museum, function hall, meeting rooms, offices and kitchen. Under the draft position, the Shire will authorise the demolition of the Jurien Hall which will be replaced by a new building constructed by the Returned & Services League of Australia WA Branch Incorporated – Jurien Bay Sub-Branch. The lease for the site will contain conditions that require the Shire to contribute $60,000 towards the demolition and site preparation works subject to the salvaging of the timber flooring and structurally viable timbers from the building. Feedback and comments on the draft position statement are now invited and the public comment period will close at 5pm Friday, October 28 2022.