Rowallan Park Abseil Tower
On Friday 8th July 2016, Region Commissioner Central Coast Region, Mr Dougal McWhinney and Mackay Regional Council Mayor Greg Williamson were at Rowallan Park to turn the first sod for the construction phase of the Abseil Tower. The Tower will be 12m tall with a platform at 5m and 10m levels. Site work will commence at the beginning of August with the estimated finish date at Mid October..
The building of the Abseil Tower has been on the agenda at Rowallan Park for around 20 years however the cost has always been prohibitive. Last year at the Annual Meeting of the Region Executive Committee the then Mayor Mrs Deidre Commerford said that we could apply for a grant through the Better Community Building Fund. After much effort by some members of scouting, in particular Dougal, and I believe his father had a quite a bit of input as well, the plans have been approved by scouting as well as the Mackay Regional Council.
Congratulations to all concerned, as I believe that the tower will not only be an asset to scouting, as other community organisations have expressed their interest in using it for training of their members.
Presentation of Service Awards
Chief Commissioner Mrs Kirsty Brown and her husband Brian were guests at the last Annual Meeting of the Central and Coastal Region Executive Committee which was held at the meeting room of the Mackay Botanical Gardens on Monday evening 25th July.
Mrs Brown had the pleasure of making two Adult Leader Service Awards presentations. The recipients were Mr Rowan Cahill with his 5 year service badge and Mrs Margaret Hodda with a 55 year service badge.
Thanks go to the Chief Commissioner for making the effort to attend the Annual meeting.
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