Whitsundays to get our own version of The Block
BUILDING a $500,000 house in the Whitsundays with donated time and materials is the latest fundraising initiative for the Logan’s Adventure Playground project.
Local businessman Tony Logan, who will be project manager, came up with the idea to help speed up the fund raising for the community project.
“The whole project is designed around local businesses and individuals donating their time to building a house. It can be as simple as rolling the turf out as one of the last jobs of the day. Anyone can get involved,” he said.
Builder Bert Willemse, along with John Harper from John Harper Landscapes are among the local tradesmen who have already given their commitment to the project.
Mr Logan said they were now looking for other tradesmen to come on board and donate their time to help build the home.
“In the next stage we will be looking for suppliers to either donate materials or provide them at cost to help build the home as cheap as we possibly can be- cause at the end of the day every dollar we save, we can put back into the playground,” Mr Logan said.
The organisers are currently negotiating for a block of land to build the home.
Mr Willemse said he was hoping to have the project started by the end of the year and to have the house completed early next year.
“Ideally the house will have four bedrooms, media room, double lock-up garage and modern fit outs in the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry,” he said.
Playground co-ordinator Kellie Chart said she was totally overwhelmed by the generosity of people donating their time.
“I’m really excited about this project, not just for the playground but if we market it right, it could bring Airlie Beach a lot of national attention,” she said.
For more information or to make a donation contact Tony Logan on 0403 183 208 or email email@example.com.