Golfers’ contribution to Yarloop rebuild

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Royal Perth Golf Club vice president Geoff Farr, right, presents the new gazebo to Harvey shire president Paul Gillett and Yarloop Community Resource Centre manager Julie-Ann Ford along with Royal Perth Golf Club member Terry Andrews.
Camera IconRoyal Perth Golf Club vice president Geoff Farr, right, presents the new gazebo to Harvey shire president Paul Gillett and Yarloop Community Resource Centre manager Julie-Ann Ford along with Royal Perth Golf Club member Terry Andrews.

A new gazebo has been installed at One Tree Park in Yarloop as part of the rebuild phase the town has undergone since the devastating 2016 bushfires.

The Royal Perth Golf Club raised and donated more than $30,000 to the town to put towards a project for the community.

“What happens at a golf club is that we all feel quite privileged, sitting on the veranda having a glass of wine,” Royal Perth Golf Club member Terry Andrews said.

“It was not until we saw the paper and what had happened that we realised we needed to help, and so that is what we did.

“We had an afternoon fundraiser and asked all the members and friends to donate stuff for an auction and were able to raise more than $32,000, which coincidentally was almost the exact cost of this gazebo.”

Harvey shire chief executive officer Annie Riordan said following a community consultation, the gazebo was the preferred use of the money.

“We are very appreciative of the funds that were raised and donations from the club,” Ms Riordan said.

On behalf of the Royal Perth Golf Club, Mr Andrews was thrilled with the end result.

“It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of the opening of the community centre, and even more so to be part of this gazebo project,” Mr Andrews said.

“I hope everyone in Yarloop enjoys using it as much as we enjoyed raising the funds for it.”

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