Old SES shed to be de­mol­ished

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Philippe Co­querand philippe.co­querand@cnbtimes.com.au

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.

PHOTO: JACK LAWRIE

PLANS UN­DER WAY: The old Eidsvold SES shed is be­ing de­mol­ished next week.

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