Whit­sun­days to get our own ver­sion of The Block

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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 tony@wa­ter­li­neon­sh­in­g­ley.com.au.

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