Old SES shed to be demolished
THE old SES shed in Eidsvold will be demolished next week and a community hub will be built featuring a gym and boxing facilities.
It comes after consultation with community members this year that decided it would be better to bulldoze and start afresh after the building was no longer repairable.
North Burnett Regional Council mayor Rachel Chambers said it would be a great facility the entire community of Eidsvold could use.
“The boxing club was using the old SES shed for lessons, so it means that the boxing club will be able to reform and utilise the new facilities,” Cr Chambers said.
“It means that other community groups will be able to use the facilities when they need to and it will be for everyone.
“These are new facilities for the people of Eidsvold.”
Cr Chambers said bulldozing the old SES shed was “cost effective” and a better alternative rather than to use the existing building.
“We went back and revisited the site and we had to level the floor and insulate, and it would’ve been costly to redo the old one so we decided that it would be better to start from scratch and give a new facility that the whole of Eidsvold can use,” she said.
The funding was provided through the State Government’s Works for Queensland program.
Cr Chambers said all expenses due to the rebuilding would be covered under the grant received.
“We allocated in the budget $230,000 and that was all covered under the Works for Queensland funding, which is good news,” she said.
“It means Eidsvold will have a really good facility where they can go to the gym, the next part of the process is working out what community groups would like to do with the community hub.”
The community hub is expected to be finished by November this year.
PLANS UNDER WAY: The old Eidsvold SES shed is being demolished next week.