Firstly, a big THANK YOU to the Darlington United Church (now Darlington Christian Fellowship) who donated 50% of proceeds from their recent “Monster Garage Sale” to Stage 2 of the Darlington Community Pavilion project. We greatly appreciate their support and acknowledge the leadership and efforts of Pastor Rob Merrells, Brian Goodchild, Ray Hockley, Daphne Bennett and Ruth Goodchild.
Above - Chairman Geoff Barker receives a cheque for $550 from Pastor Rob Merrells (left) and Brian Goodchild (right).
Stage 2 Update :
Nigel Armstrong from Patton Building has agreed to help manage sub-projects in stage 2, the first being replacement of the roof over the old building
Stage 2A is construction of 4 storerooms at the rear of the existing change-rooms. DaSRA has met with Darlington Junior Football and Junior Cricket clubs to get their input into the design and layout of interior areas of the Pavilion. The Storerooms will match the existing building (face brick), have perforated steel security gates to access the breeze-way and roller door access.
Trades and Suppliers - If anyone is able to assist with any of the following for the roofing and store room jobs above, please contact Paul McDonald on 0412610194 or Stuart Aldred on 0418928690 : earthwork, concrete, termite protection, brick laying, electrical contracting, carpentry, fibre cement installation, metalwork / steelwork / doors, linkmesh or weldmesh barriers. We are also looking for any trades or suppliers who can assist with roof sheeting and flashings, insulation, testing for asbestos and asbestos removal, ceiling fixers, structural steel rods for tying down the roof and someone with roof access and safety skills.
Public Bins - One of the public bins near the cricket nets was not replaced after completion of Stage 1. DaSRA has received feedback from some of the community who feel the bin is needed in that location so we contacted the Mundaring Shire who advised they don't intend to replace the bin. If you feel strongly about this issue, we encourage you to contact the Shire and voice your concerns.
Scoreboard - the old scoreboard had to be dismantled during Stage 1 work. Ant from A & M Stonemasons has offered free labour to construct a new scoreboard out of stone (including a seat) in keeping with existing stonework. Hopefully this suggestion will be included in the Landscaping/Outdoor Master Plan. In the meantime, the old metal scoreboard will be reinstated.
Quiz Night - All sold out which will inject some much need funds to the project
Wine Tent @ DAF - Yes it on again and we will be looking for volunteers. Interested in helping call Karen Lawson 0427 952 102 who is sorting the Roster this years
Community BBQ 2019 - Last year's inaugural Community BBQ was such a huge success that DaSRA is planning a similar event early in 2019 and will seek funding through Local and State Government and private community grants.
Googled - Yes we have been officially been Googled . Search "Darlington Pavilion" - Also the new Pavilion structure is captured as a moment in time on Google Earth during 2017's Darlington Arts Festival. So have a look at this by searching google maps.
Buy-A-Brick - Thanks to the supporters who bought bricks last month. There are still a few left so contact Cambell Giles on 0418 936 544 or see the website at www.darlingtonpavilion.com.au.