Weipa Bowls Club members are thrilled with the new shade structures adjoining their two greens, following a months-long project to upgrade the facilities.
Funded mostly by the Queensland government, the shade offers sun protection for players at most ends, particularly for those waiting for their turn to bowl.
Weipa Bowls Club chairman Brad Edie, who was unable to attend Saturday’s official opening, said he was thrilled with the final product.
“This is exactly what we had pictured,” he said.
“It looks fantastic and I can’t thank the government enough.”
Club treasurer Gus Walker delivered the official speech on Saturday morning.
“First and foremost, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to each one of you who has been a part of making this vision a reality,” he said.
“From the initial concept to the hard work and dedication put in by our committee, staff, and volunteers, this achievement is a testament to the strength and unity of our Weipa Bowls Club community.
“I would like to extend our gratitude to the Queensland government who provided $370,000 via the Minor Infrastructure Program, enabling Queenslanders to participate in sport and recreation activities including lawn bowls. This generous support has played a crucial role in the realisation of this project.
“A huge thank you to Goodline for completing the work which complements the lighting installation completed late last year.
“Finally, our gratitude to Ken Pappin, our project manager.
“From the initial planning stages to overcoming unforeseen challenges, your strategic vision and unwavering commitment has been the driving force behind this project’s success.”