For the second time in its 54 years Indooroopilly Canoe Club is for its flood reconstruction.
The Club would like to thank the Queensland Government and the Brisbane City Council for providing major funding – $62,500 and $47,225 respectively which will be of great assistance for the forthcoming project. Also the Indooroopilly Shopping Centre which has added $5000 to rebuilding funds, and Bunnings who are to supply many of the essentials to resurrect the Clubs amenities block.
It is hoped that necessary work to get the Club up and running can be commenced fairly soon. This includes
- Replacement of pontoon and ramp (work commencing May)
- Repairs to doors on remaining shed (April)
- Repair of up stream wall on remaining shed (April)
- Electrical rewire and reconnection of power (April)
- Replacement of the ‘top shed’
- Replacement of amenities
- Repair of driveway from Witton Road to boatshed.
Many thanks to Bush Fire Brigade crews from Donnybrook Town, Hazeldene and Dayboro for their assistance in the removal mud from the remaining shed; ….and the Clean Up Australia day volunteers including the State Member for Indooroopilly and his wife, the Walter Taylor Ward Councillor, members of the Rainbow Forest Bush Care group and paddlers who transformed the grounds by sawing and removing the many fallen trees dumped by receding waters. Committee members have spent many hours applying for funding, getting quotes, and organizing work to be done.
Currently there is no road access to the Club as a landslip from Witton Road into Witton Creek has caused need for major reconstruction.