Ready to raise roof
REBUILDING Red Rock Bowling club is well underway after the roof was torn off by what was described as a "mini-tornado" on June 14 and the club was extensively damaged.
Secretary Manager Helen McAuliffe said in excess of $500,000 of work, refurbishing the interior and the exterior of the club, was scheduled to be finished by late October.
She said virtually all of the work would be covered by insurance.
"The new roof has been put on, nearly all the plaster is up, all the wiring has been done for the electrical, audio visual and data lines," she said.
"A brand new kitchen cool room goes in today, followed by a bar cool room."
"From there is just a matter of new carpets, lights, the whole kitchen needs re-doing again, and then it's just a matter of finishing off."
While the rebuilding work is being conducted, Mrs McAuliffe said the club had still been trading.
"We have got bar service; we actually used the beer garden as our entertainment and bar area."
"The bowls has been going on as usual; they only stopped for one weekend."
She said despite the devastation felt by the members following the storm everyone had remained upbeat.
"We are all positive that at least out of everything that has happened we will get a nice new club."
"Everyone is positive and they are all looking forward to a big opening day."
The date of the clubs opening day will be set in the next few weeks and will depend on how the work progresses.
Mrs McAuliffe said they had advertised for new caterers to occupy the club's restaurant.
"Ideally we would like someone who could cook a wide variety of meals."