Everything old is new again

WONDERFUL to see timber and corrugated iron from the old council works depot in Tozer St has been salvaged and born again in the form of a new shed at the forestry complex just north of Gympie.

The shed will provide restoration and storage space for the Private Forest Services Queensland and the volunteers at the museum who do an outstanding job at preserving out region’s forestry history. Like so many volunteer organisations, they are looking for more hands on deck.

Not only was the decision to recycle the depot materials environmentally rewarding, it has added character and “flavour” to the shed and given it instant history. And it saved money, making it a winner in every way.

The old depot is, of course, now an impressive construction site as Gympie’s $22 million aquatic centre takes shape.

Driving past there on the weekend it more closely resembled an historical Roman landmark, so impressive is the skeleton of what must be the building that will house the 25m indoor heated pool.

Fantastic to think Gympie will have such a state-of-the art facility and no doubt very exciting for our swimming club, which will now be in the running to host the kinds of carnivals that normally bypass our beloved but ageing Memorial Pool.