The Green Lake community, alongside the greater Horsham area is set to benefit from Horsham Sports & Community Club’s largest sponsorship allocation to date.
The club has made a massive $40,000 contribution to the Green Lake Committee of Management to assist with funding the $240,000 Green Lake Facilities Upgrade Project. The State
Government has also announced a grant towards the project, whilst the committee has raised money through events such as the recent Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia Night. The project includes the establishment of an electric barbeque and gazebo, improved access with steps and safety rails to the car park and lake, and an upgrade to disabled toilet facilities.
Now that the future of the project is secure, the committee are currently in the process of selecting a design for the gazebo, and planning the overall construction of the project.
Secretary Leanne Schilling said the committee was in disbelief at the scale of the donation. “We are overwhelmed by the support provided by the Horsham Sports & Community Club. This funding is very exciting. It’s absolutely wonderful news for the Green Lake community,” she said. Schilling said that the committee had been campaigning for the clean-up of Green Lake for over ten years and that this project had been planned for the past two years. “The new facilities will boost passing visitors to the lake, encouraging travellers on the Western Highway to stop and enjoy a rest break. It will definitely attract more families, groups and skiers to Green Lake,” she said.
Committee member Glenn Mibus said they were hopeful the new facilities would be built in time for summer, but it would depend on the progress of planning permits. “These new facilities will enhance Green Lake enormously. The lake will be a place for people of all ages to come together, whether it be barbeques, events or skiing. Green Lake will also be more accessible for people with disabilities,” he said.
Horsham Sports & Community Club manager Glenn Carroll said that the club was excited to make such a valuable contribution to the Green Lake community. “The project will be of significant value to our local area. This contribution is part of our long-standing commitment to fund major community projects that are of benefit to the wider community. All profits from trading and memberships are put back into local community organisations and sporting groups. The club has donated over $1.8million since 1990,” he said.