Agnes resort secures future for surf club
By REN LANZONnewsroom@gladstoneobserver.com.au
FORMER Olympian and Ironman Grant Kenny said his development company would bankroll a secure future for the Agnes Water Surf Life Saving Club.
CKG Properties, of which Mr Kenny is a director, has just begun construction of the $52 million Pavillions on 1770 resort development at Agnes Water.
CKG is the second major developer to offer assistance to the club as Mijo Development plans to build a new surf pavilion next door to its own $150,000 million 'Sansara' beachfront resort.
Mr Kenny, who is partnered in CKG by his wife Lisa Curry and Jim Goldburg, said the assistance would include physical buildings.
"But our aim is to set it up so that the club would have a source of ongoing revenue,'' he said.
Mr Kenny said he could say little more about the proposal at this stage because discussions with the club and other interested parties were still continuing. "However we are not looking at years down the track ? we are hoping to have something in a few weeks time,'' he said.
Yesterday Mijo marketing manager Yael Bradbury said the company had prepared preliminary designs for a new pavilion on the beach to provide the club with first aid, general business, storage and parking facility on the beachfront.
"The next step is for Mijo Developments to sit down with the surf lifesaving club and determine the finer details,'' she said.
Club vice president Anthea Leighton said the new facilities would be a huge benefit to the community "because it will enable us to provide a better service''.
She said a new patrol hut was something the organisation had "desperately needed'' as it continued to grow with the developmental boom in the area.