Tags: Sailing and Boating Clubs and groups. Bribie Island. Queensland.
A HOME AT LAST
Following a lengthy period of time in which the members of the Bribie Island Boating Club, which incorporates the Bribie Island Sailing Club and the Bribie Island Mahalo Outrigger Canoe Club, were in limbo in regards to having a permanent place to store their boats and equipment, they have finally been allocated an area of approximately 450m2 adjacent to the VMR premises on Marine Parade.
Another similar area next to the new compound has been allocated to the Maritime Safety Military Cadets and both organisations will now join more than 250 other community groups across the Moreton Bay Region that are participating in Council’s community leasing program.
Both the compounds will be large enough to accommodate the respective organisation’s boats and are conveniently located close to the Sylvan Beach boat ramp. The leases were granted after consultation with the state government and VMR following an approach was made to Division One Councillor Brooke Savige.
‘Prior to the new leasing arrangements, both clubs had to store some of their boats and equipment at member’s homes which made it harder to get the boats to the water,’ said Councillor Savige.
‘I would like to thank all those who were involved in assisting Council to identify an appropriate area,’ she added. Councillor Savige explained that the Moreton Bay Regional Council’s community leasing program offers low-cost opportunities for community groups to manage and utilise the facilities throughout the region.
‘It is a brilliant example of how Council continues to support organisations through unique initiatives,’ said the Councillor. Bribie Island Boating Club CEO Doug Wilson told me that the granting of the lease was great news for all concerned.
‘Due to the total fleet growing after the founding of the Mahalo Club, we have been rather desperate to find a safe place to store the canoes as well as our sailing craft and this fenced compound will be just what we need,’ said Doug.
The Bribie Island Sailing Club and the Bribie Island Mahalo Outrigger Canoe Club are always keen to welcome new members and anyone who would like to find out more about either clubs should call 0490 471930 for all the relevant information.
Featured Image(top): Bribie Island Boating Club CEO Doug Wilson with the signs that will be erected on the long-awaited piece of land