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The Rutherglen Lake Rowing Club is getting new facilities. The new structure will provide increased space for boat storage and new female friendly club amenities to support the existing members and rapidly growing female participation in the sport. The project is funded by a grant of $100,000 from the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund, $60,000 from Indigo Shire and $30,000 from the Rutherglen Lake Rowing Club.
This important recreation facility hosts the oldest continually run regatta in Australia, with the first event held in 1863. The rowing shed is integral to facilitating this event. Indigo Shire Council recognises the inclusiveness that these improvements will bring, not only to the local rowing community, but also the participants that attend the regatta and enjoy Lake Moodemere and surrounds.
Planning approvals are being finalised prior to tendering for construction, with a planned completion date of May 2021.
A contract has been let for the design and construction of the new shed.
Detail design has been finalised and site works are expected to begin shortly to demolish the old shed and commence construction.
After an extended planning and approvals process, site works began on 7 May 2021 with demolition of the old shed.
The old rowing shed has been demolished and the materials recycled. Site preparation has been completed, the septic system and under-floor drains installed. Despite the recent rain, steel columns for the new shed have risen from the mud on their new concrete footings. Preparation is underway for the concrete floor to be poured, prior to erection of the remainder of the shed frame and roofing.
The concrete floor is down, steelwork has been delivered, the roof is about to go up, the sun is shining!
Some great progress on this important facility this month. The shed is taking shape with the roof framing complete. Hopefully the weather will continue to improve to allow steady advancements throughout the coming weeks.
The site will have temporary fencing erected for public safety, but this is not expected to restrict public access to Lake Moodemere and the parking area.
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