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NEW FUEL JETTY MAKING PROGRESS

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

CONCRETE POURED AND NEW ACCESS PATH CLEARED

As we all know, these past few months have delivered a few major shocks to Golden Falls – but thanks to the great support of our Members, solutions are on the way !

Access path and new concrete plinth

Access path and new concrete plinth

Over these past weeks and following our recent Committee meeting, we have worked on our plans to ensure that our 2012 Waterski season will be another great one for all. Our first challenge was to repair the old Fuel Jetty which was also damaged by the extraordinary water levels of this past year. Thanks to Figs, Simon, Daryl, Geoff, Siggi and Joe, the old structure was removed to our Car Park, Gas lines disconnected and a frame created for the pouring of the cement for the new base plinth. That concrete has already set. Fortunately, the water was at normal level at that time. This morning – see photo – that plinth was back under water again !

Pathway to the new Jetty

Pathway to the new Jetty

The stainless steel walkway comprising two lengths of 5m is under construction by Joe Hearne and thanks to Joe’s great efforts we should see the finished product in about 10 days time. The fabricated weatherproof walkway panels will drop into the frame once it is on site. The first 5m section will run from the shore to a steel frame on the concrete plinth to keep it above the high water levels – and the hinged second section will run from that out to the Jetty which will also be built shortly. Figs also organised the grading of our access walkway and that already looks good. We may need a donation of some temporary carpet to cover the ground in the walkway area.

Stainless steel sections under construction

Stainless steel sections under construction

High Water Erosion Damage This Morning

High Water Erosion Damage This Morning

This is a bigger than expected project. It will however ensure that our 2012 season will get off to a good start as we finalise the details on how to return to our Clubhouse area once again. Discussions with the ESB, Banks and Committee will continue and we will keep you posted. Thanks to all for your help and we look forward to seeing you down at the Lake as soon as we post the OPEN sign here shortly. WATCH THIS SPACE.

Bank erosion continues as the ESB have not dropped the water levels back to those which we normal for the past 50 years. As you can see, the new fencing installed just a year ago at the request of the ESB during our new Lease discussions, continues to be undermined by the high water and already the concrete footings can now be seen above ground.

OUR PERFECT LAWN AS WORK PROJECTS CONTINUE

Friday, May 20th, 2011

HEALTH & SAFETY FENCING PROJECTS NOT AS EASY AS EXPECTED !

PERFECT LAWN AT GOLDEN FALLS !

PERFECT LAWN AT GOLDEN FALLS !

Thanks to Daryl’s daily routines, the Club looks great right now. Just look at that lawn at the Boardwalk !  Weather-wise, May has been a bit chilly and windy so far and not as nice as April which is a bit unusual. However, warm weather is on its way back next week.

With the LPG Tank fencing completed by the ESB last week, we have two more safety topics to address – repairs to the Fuel Jetty and the erection of a fence on both sides of our Stone Bridge. This Stone Bridge project is looking a lot more complicated and costly than we anticipated. The challenge is to secure the uprights in a slanted loose stone base. This week, Des had a prototype L- shaped steel unit made up and he and Daryl buried it in stone and cement as a trial. It looks good. However, we need about 30 of these and that is very expensive. Our Committee will meet next Monday to discuss this and we hope to find a solution then.

Prototype in place

Prototype in place