Keeping the lid on Coolum
  • Friday 08 July 2011

A new roof has provided a new lease of life for the much loved Coolum Beach Lions Den.

Division 9 Councillor Vivien Griffin said the many local community groups who used the popular complex would be sure to notice and enjoy the recently completed roof structure.

"The complex has been a central community meeting place for numerous local groups over the past 40 years and we want it to continue to be a comfortable and functional facility for many years to come," she said.

"When we learned it was apparent the old leaky roof had had its day, we were happy to help out."

Sunshine Coast Council provided a new roof and other associated refurbishments to the 1060 square metre facility.

Coolum Lions President, Doug Alford said the new roof would be most appreciated by the many users of the complex.

"The popular complex is regularly used by around ten different community groups ranging from alcoholics anonymous and boxing class to art classes, bridge club and play group," he said.

"Council provided a new roof and cut down overgrown trees nearby.

"The Coolum Beach Lions have always been very proactive in improving and maintaining the facility with regular working bees ensuring it is kept in good order. Recent improvements and maintenance undertaken include replacing the airconditioning, upgrading the toilet facilities, and installing a new kitchen and a new frost-free fridge.

"We are very thankful of council’s investment into our popular community meeting space."