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Deck bar open at Yeppoon SLSC after cyclone repair

Yeppoon SLSC President Mark Gwynne chats about the renovations they have done since Cyclone Marcia ripped roof off the club. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Yeppoon SLSC President Mark Gwynne chats about the renovations they have done since Cyclone Marcia ripped roof off the club. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

AFTER a $550,000 rebuilding process of the Yeppoon Surf Life Saving Club you'd never know that little over a year ago the essential community hub didn't even have a roof.

Cyclone Marcia certainly did some damage in February 2015, but last Friday that was forgotten as the club officially opened its renovated deck bar to SLSC members.

SLSC president Mark Gwynne said as of this Friday the bar, with arguably some of the best views on the coast, would be open to the rest of the public.

"Virtually the whole roof came off the club after the cyclone so everything within it was virtually destroyed," he said.

"We've spent about $550,000 so far (rebuilding) … we received about $360,000 from insurance."

The rest was raised through fundraisers, or was donated by sponsors and members.

There is still work to do, with another $100,000 sought to install their kitchen, but they are planning to complete other works in conjunction with council's Yeppoon Foreshore Revitalisation project.

Yeppoon SLSC President Mark Gwynne chats about the renovations they have done since Cyclone Marcia ripped roof off the club. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin
Yeppoon SLSC President Mark Gwynne chats about the renovations they have done since Cyclone Marcia ripped roof off the club. Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin Allan Reinikka

Mark said he wants to take advantage of any planned council developments, with the possibility of a coffee shop going in underneath the club.

"We're hoping in 12 months time to have it all up and running. Hopefully it's all going to come along on the same timeline as the foreshore development," he said.

"This whole area is going to change a lot with the new redevelopment."

For the next couple of months they will be opening on Friday nights for those looking for an after work drink.

And there is space for functions on Saturdays, with live music on Sundays.

Have an event?

Anyone looking to book a function can contact them at secretary@yeppoonslsc.com.au or on 4939 4212.

Topics:  business cyclone marcia restaurant yeppoon surf life saving club



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