Helping build the sound shell are Angie Condon-Smith from Budget Steel, John Sproxton from Faderhill project excavation, John Christie from Skill Centred and Justin Keaney from Kelly Green Crane Hire.
Helping build the sound shell are Angie Condon-Smith from Budget Steel, John Sproxton from Faderhill project excavation, John Christie from Skill Centred and Justin Keaney from Kelly Green Crane Hire. Craig Warhurst

Sound shell started

A THREE year concept for Rotary has finally moved ground this week when construction started on a sound shell and stage at Nelson Reserve.

Rotary president Phillip Morris said the sound shell idea had been on the drawing board for a while.

Mr Morris said he made the decision this year that if the project didn't start it was never going to happen.

“I put things into place to make it happen,” he said.

He said Apex, Lions and other service clubs had got on board and hoped that no wages would need to be paid to complete the project, so far costing $110,000.

More than $60,000 has been raised but sponsors are still being sought to complete the project.

Work began yesterday on the new sound shell with the site being dug out.

The project is hoped to be completed early in the New Year, but at the moment there is no funding for the roof; only the stage and walls will be constructed.

The outdoor performance stage is a community project managed by SkillCentred Queensland.

A number of groups and local tradespeople have so far donated time, money and materials.

This structure will provide an open and public facility suitable for concerts and festive celebrations including drama presentations.

The Sound Shell has a large canter lever awning at the front with basic electrical connections.

If you are able to assist in any way, please contact SkillCentred Queensland on 5489-9777.

Gympie Times


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