Community club house fixed after floods

Date published: 6 December 2019

The Corcoran Park Club House has been restored to its former glory after being ravaged by February’s unprecedented monsoon event.

The club house is the home of the Southern Cross Motorcycle Club, which had to move out following the extensive damage to the building.

Planning and Development Committee Chairperson, Deputy Mayor Les Walker, said it was great to see Townsville City Council crews wrap up works on the Hermit Park club house.

“There was about 300mm of water through the building during the flood, which did a fair amount of damage to the building,” Cr Walker said.

“The wall linings, the kitchen, the floors and the toilets all had to be replaced. Council looked after the toilets and the walls, while the Southern Cross Motorcycle Club will be taking care of the kitchen and floors.”

Infrastructure Services Committee Chairperson, Councillor Mark Molachino, said the cost of the repairs came to about $75,000.

“It’s great that this community asset is ready to be back up and running, and for an important local group to have their headquarters back,” Cr Molachino said.

The Southern Cross Motorcycle Club is expected to move back into the building in the next few weeks.

Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants applications for non-profit organisations has been recently extended until 28 February next year.

Up to $75,000 is available for primary producers and $50,000 is available for small businesses to help cover clean up and reinstatement costs following the unprecedented monsoon event.

For more information visit our Recovery Information web page.