Council leases give berth to Bribie boat clubs

The search for a site to house boats for two of Bribie’s largest community boating clubs is now over thanks to a pair of community leases from Moreton Bay Regional Council.


The Maritime Safety Military Cadets and Bribie Island Boating Club will each receive a lease for new fenced compounds near the boat ramp at Sylvan Beach Esplanade, Bellara after both clubs approached Division 1 Councillor Brooke Savige and council last year for assistance.


“Prior to this new leasing arrangement, both clubs stored their boats at members’ houses, making it difficult to transport the boats to and from activities,” Cr Savige said.


“Council was able to work with the local Volunteer Marine Rescue and the state government to identify an area of land that could be used by the clubs, and I’d like to acknowledge everyone for their efforts in bringing these leases to fruition.


“The new leases will offer both clubs an area approximately 450m2 in size that is easily accessible to the water and large enough to store their boats.


Cr Savige said the both clubs would now join more than 250 other community organisations across the Moreton Bay Region participating in council’s community leasing program.  


“Council’s community leasing program offers low-cost opportunities for community groups to manage and utilise our region’s facilities, and is a brilliant example of how council continues to support organisations across the Moreton Bay Region through unique initiatives.”

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