The Rotary Club of Cobar has been successful in securing an important community asset for Cobar.
The club’s past president Gordon Hill said the Cobar club had become aware that the shade structure in the children’s play area at the Cobar Uniting Church Hall needed to be upgraded.
The area is regularly used by the Cobar Outside of School Hours (COOSH) group, the Cobar & District Mothers Association, the children’s ‘mainly music’ group and also the church.
Mr Hill said the area’s shade canopy had become very dilapidated after several years of continuous use and needed to be replaced in order to provide a safe shaded area during the hot summer months.
“The Rotary Club decided to seek funds to replace the vinyl canopy with a Spanline metal structure which would provide a safe and adequate shaded structure well into the future,” Mr Hill said.
He said the matter was raised with State Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries and it was decided that a grant application be made through the Community Building Partnership Program.
The club received $17,000 worth of funding which was used to replace the shade structure and also to upgrade the sound system in the church and will be used for local weddings and funerals.
“The permanent shade structure has now been completed ready for use by the community children’s groups,” Mr Hill said.
He said Rotary Club of Cobar members have been working very hard to improve community facilities relating to children’s services.
“The recent provision of a portable hand washing station to the Cobar Public School for their special needs class was a good example of this.”