Kiosk open at Green Lake

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Re­fur­bish­ment work on a kiosk at Green Lake, 10 kilo­me­tres south-east of Hor­sham, is com­plete and has opened as a Driver Re­viver Stop on the West­ern High­way.

Li­ons North West Grampians Branch of Li­ons Club of Hor­sham has part­nered with Hor­sham Sports and Com­mu­nity Club in the project.

Branch pres­i­dent Keith Fis­cher said de­spite many knock­backs in ap­pli­ca­tions for fund­ing, the branch never lost sight of its goal – to have a Driver Re­viver Stop at Green Lake.

“The $15,000 in sup­port from Hor­sham Sports and Com­mu­nity Club al­lowed the project to be­come a real­ity,” he said.

Hor­sham Sports and Com­mu­nity Club man­ager Glenn Car­roll praised the project.

“The club board was right be­hind this project,” he said.

“The com­pleted kiosk will pro­vide a wel­come West­ern High­way stopover point for trav­ellers to take a break and en­joy Green Lake.”

Mr Car­roll said the club was able to pro­vide $15,000 to sup­port the project through its Ma­jor Com­mu­nity Project fund­ing.

“This project takes the num­ber of projects funded through this pro­gram to 21, with more than $415,000 al­lo­cated in 2018-19,” he said.

The his­toric opened in 1969.

The Driver Re­viver com­mu­nity kiosk orig­i­nally pro­gram has been op­er­at­ing in Aus­tralia for more than 30 years.

It is de­signed to help re­duce the road toll by pro­vid­ing light re­fresh­ments that en­cour­age mo­torists to stop for a break.

Of­fi­cial fig­ures show on av­er­age 6000 trucks pass Green Lake on the West­ern High­way daily.

Kiosk man­ager Leonie Law­son said any groups keen to pro­vide sup­port and be part of a ros­ter could call her for more in­for­ma­tion on 0439 360 275.

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