Summer bowls even cooler in Mount Gravatt

Media Release

DC412/2017

23 November 2017

Joint release with:

Ross Vasta

Federal Member for Bonner

Graham Quirk

General Mayor of Brisbane City Council of Indigenous Wellbeing Centre

Graham Chattin

Chief Executive Officer of Mt Gravatt Bowls Club

  • Upgrade at Brisbane's Mount Gravatt Bowls Club is now complete
  • The retractable shade cover will provide sun protection for bowlers
  • The Coalition Government invested $178,000 in the project

A new retractable shade cover at Brisbane's historic Mount Gravatt Bowls Club has been delivered just in time for summer so local bowlers can keep playing throughout the hottest months.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the upgrade, which put in an automated retractable shade cover, would let locals play year-round.

“This project will help to strengthen the community in Mt Gravatt, people will be able to come together at the club right through the year, and it will let many in the community stay active in summer,” Mr Chester said.

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta said the Mount Gravatt Bowls Club has been around since 1952 and is an anchor for the rapidly-changing community.

“These upgrades will ensure the longevity of this much-loved club, which attracts a diverse range of over 9,000 participants each year,” Mr Vasta said.

Mayor of Brisbane City Council Graham Quirk said Brisbane City Council was proud to support the overall upgrade of the Mt Gravatt Bowls Club.

“The new surface provides a consistent playing surface year round for the community, and the club is already seeing benefits due to reduced down time for repairs and lower maintenance costs,” Cr Quirk said.

Chief Executive Officer of Mt Gravatt Bowls Club Graham Chattin said the Club was very grateful for the $178,000 in Australian Government funding which allowed it to construct the retractable shade system.

“It will provide protection from the hot sun for members, the social bowlers and local students who participate in the school programs run by the Club,” Mr Chattin said.

The Coalition Government invested $178,000 in the project, the Queensland Government $27,273, Brisbane City Council $100,000 and Mt Gravatt Bowls Club Inc. $229,668.