Inverloch,
29
August
2014
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04:39
Australia/Melbourne

The Glade New And Improved Thanks To Lions

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A brand new barbecue shelter at The Glade in Inverloch now provides a great space for the community to gather and enjoy the outdoors.

The facilities are thanks to the Inverloch and District Lions Club, who contributed $40,000 to the construction under a Memorandum of Understanding agreement with Bass Coast Shire Council.

Mayor, Cr Neil Rankine, said the barbecue shelter will be an important facility in one of the most popular sites in Inverloch and commended the Club for their involvement in the project.

“Council values the hard work and contribution of the Club for a new community facility.

“Many sausages and raffle tickets must be sold to raise $40,000, along with the aid of many volunteer hours,” Cr Rankine said.

“This project has upgraded a public facility, including bringing three phase power and water supply, and the new barbecue with two hotplates and shelter has replaced the old single plate barbecue with no shelter.”

Townsend Ward Councillor, Jordan Crugnale, also acknowledged the commitment and work of the Inverloch Lions Club.

“The Lions Club are an integral part of the Inverloch and Bass Coast community,” Cr Crugnale said.

“The work they do within, and on behalf of, our community and in the Shire is truly invaluable.”

Delivery of the barbecue shelter, completed in February this year, fulfils part of The Glades Landscape Masterplan (2010).

Works included a raised stage area near the barbecue and removal of an old pine tree, with revegetation works of The Glade continuing.

Cr Rankine said the whole community would benefit from the new facilities.

“The site is used for a wide variety of community events, such as markets, the Food and Wine Festival, the Jazz Festival, and community performances,” Cr Rankine said.