Nalawala Community Strawbale Hall

A fascinating project to be part of with the team from Fairfield City Council to build Australia’s largest straw bale community building. 

Being involved on the building site with the largest straw bales I have ever worked with, they needed to be forklifted into place and the walls needed to be rendered by a machine. Fairfield City Council built the hall on a 95 per cent recycled load-bearing foundation slab, claimed to be a world first. Local residents and volunteers constructed the straw bale building, rendering the walls with lime and earth.