Construction starts on cyclone shelter
CONSTRUCTION of the $5.3 million category five cyclone shelter at Yeppoon State High School is underway.
Member for Keppel Paul Hoolihan today turned the sod and announced the start of the project, which will see a large shelter built at the entry of the school and contain a sports lab classroom, office space, toilets, showers, water tanks, a kitchen and generator.
Mr Hoolihan said the shelter would double as a multipurpose hall for sports and ultimately make the Yeppoon community more resilient in storm events.
"This cyclone shelter is an extremely important project to the Yeppoon community," he said.
"Not only will this facility provide a safe and secure shelter for locals in the event of a category five cyclone, but it will also act as a multi-purpose sports facility for year-round use by locals."
The shelter is expected to be completed by the end of November.