5 September 2023

Weipa club bowled over by state's funding for shade structures

| Matt Nicholls
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Weipa Bowls Club project manager Ken Pappin, general manager Tania Iti and Goodline’s Matthew Bright.

GRAND plans to build a roof over the Weipa Bowls Club greens have been put on the backburner, but bowlers will soon enjoy protection from the sun.

Work is underway at the club to install shade structures around the two greens.

The massive project, which will cost in excess of $600,000 has been co-funded by the club and the state government.

“We’re getting $370,000 through the Queensland government’s Active Clubs program and covering the rest ourselves,” said Weipa Bowls Club manager Tania Iti.

“We’re incredibly grateful for the funding and I know the bowlers are looking forward to having some shade.”

Ken Pappin, the bowls club’s project manager said the contract had been awarded to Goodline.

“It’s great to give the work to a local company which supports the town,” he said.

“The shade structures should be done by the end of October and the greens will be out of action while that happens.

“It gives our greenskeeper a chance to do some maintenance, so it’s a good result all-round.”

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