Tea Gardens Helipad gets a spring clean

COMMUNITY CLEAN UP: Tea Gardens Emergency Helicopter Pad in Spinifex Avenue.
COMMUNITY CLEAN UP: Tea Gardens Emergency Helicopter Pad in Spinifex Avenue.


COMMUNITY groups and local business have joined forces to ensure the Tea Gardens Emergency Helicopter pad is up to scratch.

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A group of enthusiastic volunteers from Rotary got together last week to give the helipad on Spinifex Avenue a spruce up.

“The grass had been encroaching on the concrete apron and the paint was peeling, so we busied ourselves with a line trimmer and a leaf blower,” Roger Digby said.

“Then out came the paint which had been donated by Home Timber and Hardware.”

“Two coats later and the helipad was shining brightly again,” Roger said.

“So with the overhanging trees having been cleared by the landowner, our cleaning and painting efforts, the donated paint and a new wind sock put up by the Lions, this Helipad has been a great project of which Rotary and the local community can be proud.”

Roger added, “Let’s hope we don’t have to use it anytime soon.”

Rotary is also busy getting ready for it’s annual big book sale, to be held in the Hawks Nest Community Hall on the weekend of Friday, Saturday and Sunday 4, 5 and 6 January.

Anyone wishing to donate books can drop them off at Pelican Pest on Myall Street in Tea Gardens from now until a few days before Christmas.


By: Margie TIERNEY

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