Kiosk open at Green Lake
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.