Inverloch,
01
November
2013
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02:06
Australia/Melbourne

Work Starts On The Glade Barbecue Shelter

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Works on the construction of a new barbecue shelter at The Glade, Inverloch, will start on Wednesday, 6 November.

The shelter will be constructed in an area being redeveloped as part of a partnership between Bass Coast Shire Council and the Inverloch and District Lions Club. Works include the construction of a shelter, installation of barbecue units and the replacement of one existing Pine Tree with several indigenous shade trees.

The barbecue shelter construction is expected to be completed by mid-December, and will enhance a great space for the community to gather, and enjoy our outdoors.

This project has already seen the installation of an elevated, grassed performance stage, and installation of power supply.

Council’s Planning and Environment Director, Hannah Duncan-Jones, said the barbecue shelter will be an important facility in one of the most popular sites in Inverloch and commended the Inverloch Lions Club for their involvement in the project.

Ms Duncan-Jones said the site is used for community markets, events such as the Food and Wine Festival, the Jazz Festival, and community performances.

President of the Inverloch and District Lions Club, Ken Aly, said the barbecue and shelter, along with the new entertainment stage and electricity and water outlets, will see The Glade near completion.

“As Inverloch & District Lions we have put money aside for years hoping to be in a position at some stage to help with a community project that will benefit all within the community and this is it!” Mr Aly said.

“Bass Coast Shire Council has a lot to do in a lot of areas up and down the coast so we really appreciate the time and effort they have put in to redevelop The Glade.

“As Lions we help with a lot of different community needs, but in this instance it is all about funding.  We have accumulated $40,000 over several years for this project and as soon as the barbecue is finished, we will hand it to Bass Coast Shire Council for everyone in the community to enjoy.”