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.