REFRESHED: Participants in the Work for the Dole program outside of the updated ablutions block at Lucky Bay. Names in story. Continuing on with freshening up Cowell and districts, volunteers with the Work for The Dole program –a federal government initiative to upskill and retrain unemployed people –have repainted and completed cosmetic repairs to the Lucky Bay toilet and shower block.
Complete Personnel is contracted by the federal government to work with the volunteers and Complete Personnel group supervisor,Scott Earle, said the work had taken about six weeks and had been jointly funded by the Lucky Bay Shack Owners Association and District Council of Franklin Harbour.
“We are pretty pleased at the work we have done and how everyone got involved,” Mr Earle said.
The repaint, inside and out, finished off the refreshment of building with the Lucky Bay Shack Owners Association adding new gutters and roof.
Mr Earle said one of the volunteers, Lauren Edwards, painted a wonderful mural around the building and instigated the design and painting.
“Lauren created and painted the mural;it looks great and makes the block bright and different,” he said.
“I painted a boat and I think it looks really good.”
The group continues to work with local community groups to help improve facilities around the district and there are a number of projects under way and in planning.
“We are still working on the agriculturalmuseum, have extra pavers to put down at the RV Park south of Cowell, a new fence at the museum in Main Street and we have been invited to paint the Lucky Ball Hall with a matching mural,”Mr Earle said.
Franklin Harbour CouncilCEO Chris Smith said there had been lots of favorable feedback from community members about the quality of the mural and the improvement to the block.
“Community members were so impressed by the update,the group have been asked to continue on at Lucky Bay and paint the hall as well,” Mr Smith said.
Mr Smith said the group had finished work on a garden nursery which would see seedlings planted out in avenues around Cowell and district.The Work for the Dole crew can assist any community or not-for-profit groups that have requests for help. To find out more about the program or to lodge a request to have the team complete some work,contact Scott Earle or Franklin Harbour Council.
Picture names:Scott Earle, Bella the dog (site manager) Carol Waterfield, John Harvey, Courtney Norrish, Raechel Leggate, Ty Simes, Zali Hanson, Lauren Edwards, Ninna W Michaelson and Jesse Colenso outside the repainted building.
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