Funding boost to rebuild burnt Rock Valley post office
PLANS to rebuild the Rock Valley Post Office, which burnt down in October last year, have received a much-needed boost.
This week the Royal Agricultural Society Foundation announced it had awarded a $25,000 Community Futures Grant for the project.
Rock Valley Hall committee president Betty Olivieri said they were grateful for the support.
She said the money, combined with $10,000 in community donations and an insurance payout, would provide enough funds to accurately recreate the tiny post office.
Work is now expected to start on the reconstruction as early as next week.
The work should be finished by the end of April.
Australia Post gave approval last October for the service to continue, and the community has rallied to raise money to rebuild the 80-year-old building.
The post office took mail for about 200 families who mainly live in the by-roads of Rock Valley, and also provided outgoing services.