Bar­be­cue re­place­ment

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - By JON BAS­SETT

BARBECUES at Mos­man Park fore­shore will be re­placed over the next three years at a cost of $286,000.

At last months’s meet­ing, a staff re­port said the coun­cil had spent $80,500 on bar­be­cue main­te­nance since 2001, in­clud­ing re­plac­ing timers, new gas fit­tings, re­pair­ing leaks and in­stalling new pilot light bat­ter­ies.

“The fi­nal point is in ref­er­ence to his­toric re­ports of campers, anglers and other pa­trons us­ing barbecues for longer pe­ri­ods, typ­i­cally in the later evening to boil wa­ter for cook­ing the night’s catch,” the re­port said.

The Town’s re­port said elec­tric barbecues were more re­li­able than gas ones, would not re­quire the $34,500 spent on gas bot­tles in the past six years and could re­duce main­te­nance costs, but they would need power sup­plies to each fore­shore site.

Coun­cil agreed to start re­place­ments within a year in the pop­u­lar bar­be­cue ar­eas of Minim Cove, Chi­d­ley Point and Bay View Park at a cost of $36,898.

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