THE ground has officially broken for a new community shed and solar-powered greenhouse at
Great Lake in the Central Highlands. A “sod-turning” ceremony for project, which is co-funded by the Federal Government and the Tasmanian Community Fund, was held yesterday (Monday).
In attendance were the Federal Member for Lyons Brian Mitchell MP, Central Highlands Council mayor Loueen Triffitt, State Opposition Leader and Lyons MHA Rebecca White, Tasmanian Government members Guy Barnett MHA, John Tucker MHA and Mark Shelton MHA, and a host of council and community representatives.
Speaking at the event, Mr Mitchell thanked Toni Glowacki and John Knox from the Great Lake Community Centre, and their team of volunteers, whose hard work and passion made the project possible. “This is a community that came together in adversity during the bushfires and it is a community that has come together to achieve this wonderful opportunity, a new community shed and what will be Tasmania’s first, and possibly Australia’s first, solar-powered greenhouse,” Mr Mitchell said.
“This is a great project for a great community, and the Federal Government is very pleased to be contributing $505,000 towards it from the black summer bushfire recovery grants program.” The invaluable contributions of local businesses, the Tasmanian Community Fund, and other volunteers were also noted by speakers. Work will get under way immediately with construction expected to take some months to complete.