Clarence Town Bowling Club set to become a safe haven

GENERATING INTEREST: The new generator has arrived and the community and club welcomed it with a special celebration.
GENERATING INTEREST: The new generator has arrived and the community and club welcomed it with a special celebration.

Clarence Town Bowling Sport and Recreation Club is now all set to be a community emergency centre in times of crisis.

The club has been trying for years to secure funds for a community emergency centre  for residents to use in times of crisis such as floods or bushfires.

The club became an emergency relief centre in 2015 when flooding isolated residents in the town with roads in and out of the town cut by floodwater.

The club’s Secretary Manager Shaun Gordon said a $20,000 grant from the State Government’s Community Building Partnership Program along with a $10,000 donation from the Clarence Town Progress Association gave the project the kick start it needed.

The club added funds to the grants to buy a generator, which it recently unveiled to the community and the State Member Michael Johnsen MP.

The generator means the club can keep functioning as a safe haven in times of crisis – flood, bushfire or other catastrophic events.