Tony Hallem collects roofing iron that was torn from one of the buildings at the old Gympie station when Friday nights storm passed through.
Tony Hallem collects roofing iron that was torn from one of the buildings at the old Gympie station when Friday nights storm passed through. Tanya Easterby

Volunteers repair storm damage

STRONG winds from Friday's storm tore the part of the roof from a storage building at Gympie's Mary Valley Heritage Railway station.

President of MVHR Tony Hallam said a member of the public raised the alarm about the damage and the building was then tarped by MVHR and Gympie Radio Club members, who meet at rooms at the station.

"My thanks go to the member of the public who passed on the information", Mr Hallam said.

Mr Hallam said the main concern brought on by the damage was about an electricity feed into the building, however the building was deemed safe before work began on tarping and emptying the room.

He said there was severe water damage done to some items which were stored in the building.

Other items that were not damaged included a locomotive fire-iron which Mr Hallam said was of heritage value.

Mr Hallam thanked the volunteers of the MVHR and the Gympie Radio Club who worked through Saturday morning.

"A big effort was put in on Saturday by the volunteers of the MVHR and Gympie Radio Club," Mr Hallam said.

Gympie Times


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