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Park Shelters Completed

The Park Shelters are now completed.

The committee would like to Thank Latrobe City Council for the funding to construct Park Shelters over 2 of the Park Benches close to the Lake. These will provide shelter from the rain if the weather turns inclement as well as providing shelter from the sun, on those hot days when we should keep our exposure to the sun at a minimum to protect our skin from those harmful rays if exposed too long.

 

We would also like to acknowledge Aaron Pearce Plumbing for installing the sheeting to the frame and Foster’s On-Site Welding & Engineering for the great job that they did on the fabrication and erection of the frame. Holcim Morwell supplied the concrete at no cost, which helped us to keep the costs to a minimum. Wayne Moore & Associates provided the Engineering computations and B4U BUILD provided the Building Approval. A GREAT BIG thank you to all those organisations for their fantastic support.  All in all we were able to construct 2 shelters locally sourced for the price of 1 ”off the shelf shelter” bought from a Melbourne Manufacturing firm specialising in Park Shelters.

 

All we have to do now is enjoy these facilities and look after them so that everyone can make use of them in years to come.

Shade Sails Are Up!

Who wouldn’t want to spend time at this great park?

The problem trees have been removed and the new shade sails are up over the playground.

Funding Approved

Funding for Churchill playground upgrade approved.

We are thrilled to announce that we have been successful in obtaining the grant through ‘#lovegippsland’ Stronger Community Program (SCP) – a Federal Government initiative which will enable us to remove unsuitable trees around the play equipment area and to install shade cloths over the play equipment thus providing a sunsmart playgroup at the park.

We extend our grateful thanks to Darren Chester and the Federal Government for the granting of the means for this valuable improvement to the park.

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(Back, from left) Kayla, Darren Chester MP, Max Zygarlicki, Andy Webb, Ruth Place, Mitchell, and (front) Jayden, Tahli and Hudson at Mathison Park Churchill.

Darren Chester visited the park to meet some of the committee members and to share a photo shoot with the members and some happy children from Churchill P.S.

 

The working bee time was used to plant new trees and shrubs. Over 150 items were planted by the six dedicated volunteers.

It was good to have a break and a hot cuppa during the cold morning which proved to be better weather than anticipated.

 

Read the full media release.