Picnic tables 100 years in the making

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Jones Beach picnic tables web

Kiama Council and the Minnamurra Lions Club have celebrated 100 years of Lions Clubs International by unveiling three new picnic tables for people using the playground at Jones Beach.

Mayor Mark Honey said the tables, which include sun shelters, were a welcome addition to the popular playground.

“I’d like to thank the Minnamurra Lions Club members for giving their time freely to construct and install the tables,” Clr Honey said.

“It’s another great example of what can be achieved when Council and community groups work together on projects.”

Clr Honey said Council staff had provided the designs, materials and advice to the Minnamurra Lions members, who were enthusiastic about the project.

Council and the Minnamurra Lions collaborated last year to build the whale watching platform at Minnamurra headland.

“Collaborating on simple but important infrastructure projects like this and the whale watching platform is great in so many ways.”

“It allows service clubs to contribute to their community in a meaningful and practical way.”

“It lifts the load on Council staff, who manage hundreds of parks, playgrounds, sports fields, car parks, tennis courts, basketball courts, netball courts and skate parks.”

“It gives the community up to date facilities to enjoy themselves in their own neighbourhood.”

“It gives everyone a sense of pride and ownership in these facilities, which ensures they will get the attention they deserve from Council and residents alike.”

The cost of materials and installing the tables is estimated at $6,700.

Members of Minnamurra Lions Club will join members from Gerringong and Kiama at The Pavilion on Friday night to celebrate 100 years of Lions Club International.