Ro­tary re­stores gates

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The Be­nalla Ro­tary Club has re­stored the en­trance gates to the Be­nalla Botan­i­cal Gar­dens.

The gates are his­tor­i­cally and aes­thet­i­cally sig­nif­i­cant as the en­trance to the gar­dens.

They are a replica of the orig­i­nal gates and were do­nated to the coun­cil by the Ro­tary Club of Be­nalla in 1989.

The do­na­tion com­mem­o­rated the 50th an­niver­sary of Ro­tary in Be­nalla.

Be­nalla Ru­ral City Mayor Don Firth said the restora­tion of the his­toric gates pre­served an im­por­tant part of Be­nalla’s his­tory and re­flected the im­por­tant work of vol­un­teers and com­mu­nity groups in Be­nalla Ru­ral City.

‘‘The Be­nalla Ro­tary Club have demon­strated such a high level of care and com­mit­ment to Be­nalla Ru­ral City in the re­viv­ing of these his­toric gates,’’ Cr Firth said.

‘‘The new gates will be en­joyed by the whole com­mu­nity for many years as a re­sult of the crafts­man­ship of the Be­nalla Ro­tary Club’s vol­un­teers.

‘‘On be­half of the com­mu­nity, we thank the Be­nalla Ro­tary Club for their ser­vice.’’

The Ro­tary Club has also painted the bol­lards, seats and posts in Be­nalla CBD and in­stalled ex­er­cise equip­ment and drink­ing sta­tions on the lake.

Grand: The Be­nalla Ro­tary Club has re­stored the en­trance gates to the Botan­i­cal Gar­dens.

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