A big thanks to all the members and volunteers who gave up their precious time.
Many members showed up every day to help. You know who you are...
The 'OLD' shed is empty, and the 'NEW' shed at Howard Street is being fitted to accommodate more members, better facilities, more office space, and new areas for future projects and member's needs.
Behind the scenes the Committee is ensuring that all the financial and legal responsibilities are being met. Soon the car park will be converted to a bitumen base thanks to the Coffs Harbour City Council, the NBN is being organised, grants are being pursued to pay for all the new extras required, and some members are taking a well earned break after 18 months of tremendous effort.
A collection of images from Shed members of the progress so far...
Stage 3 consists of the internal fittings and will commence around July 2017
Shedders get together and under the guidance of the Committee get to work building the internal walls.
Council lays down the foundation for a sealed car park.
Line marking was done in December 2018
A 2nd Hand Paint Booth has been acquired.
The Savings in cost over a new system are substantial and allow us to use the excess funds for other necessities.
Already, the quality of painted articles has improved.
We now have plenty of room to to sand, undercoat, paint and dry our timber products.
With hard work by many members, the floor, walls and ceilings timbers have been installed.
Electrical wiring is in place, the stairs are fitted and the electric chairlift is up (and down) and running.
Please don't forget to leave the remote by the ChairLift....
The plan is for 5 rooms - a small storage area, a Conference Room which can occupy 1 or 2 rooms via a divider, a computer room and 2 extra rooms for rent.
The Conference room will have a wall projector for training and entertainment.
The pace has slowed as we approach the end of the year but will no doubt return after the new Committee is elected.
The internal walls are built, the wiring is in place, the insulation is installed, and some plasterboards are up.
As of this date we are waiting on Certifications and are using consultants to be precise in our build, and expedite the process.
It is hoped that we can finish by Easter so we can have the "Grand Opening".
Good news from the NBN is that the fibre cable is scheduled to be laid, as soon as Council approves the planned route.
Other pics here show the work areas being used prior to Wednesday's Monthly Committee Meeting.
Graham Miller took on the task of making our garden area, and he did a great job.
We are growing corn, chillies, tomatoes and passionfruit.
No doubt this area will grow (pardon the pun).