The Waroona Shire Council has supported a request from the Lake Clifton Action Group to repurpose the old Lake Clifton Fire Shed to provide wide ranging benefits to the local community.
At the 26 May Council meeting, it was resolved to reallocate $8,000 from savings from the Waroona Recreation and Aquatic Centre budget and towards allowing the Action Group to run youth and mental health related programs.
The funding will go towards:
- repair / replace the old fluoro lights with energy efficient LED lights in the Shed as well as patio
- Install emergency exit signage
- Install emergency compliant exit doors and mechanism
- Bring the electrical distribution board into compliance
- Install additional GPO’s
- Repair / install exterior basketball / tennis court lights
- Install tennis poles
- Replace tennis net
- Storage space for youth equipment and basketball and tennis equipment for the Tuart Grove sporting facilities.
Shire President, Cr Mike Walmsley said that the funding is required to bring the building in line with the required BCA standards and to provide a suitable space for our youth.
“These works to the Old Fire Shed in Lake Clifton, will allow for a safe space for young people to congregate, in support of proposed monthly youth mentoring activities planned for the area.
“It will be a place they can call their own”
The newly formed Lake Clifton Action Group are the latest partners to join Waroona’s Local Drug Action Team (LDAT). The LDAT partnership aim to deliver monthly youth diversion sessions in both Waroona and Lake Clifton.
In addition to the youth diversion program, the Lake Clifton Action Group aim to generate activation activities, such as long table dinners, movie nights and Men’s Shed workshops, if there is interest in the community.
The Shire is in the process of engaging contractors to undertake the work which is expected to be completed by early July.