Club volunteers were doing the work for the benefit of all Club Members and to save members money in the process using volunteer labour.
Due to a “complaint” to Qld W.H&S. by a Club Member; the Club and the volunteers have received either a personal visit or representation from: –
- Qld Workplace Health & Safety officers
- Qld Bldg & Const Commission (QBCC) inspector.
- Qld Dept Natural Resources & Mining Dept (the legal owners of the land)
It should be noted that NONE of the above were in any way concerned about the work being done and neither the Club nor the volunteers have been admonished over the work; HOWEVER, due to the fact this has now been brought in to the public spotlight, the Club has been requested to have the work completed by a contractor registered with the QBCC.
When the Club can get a contractor available to complete the work, then the project will be completed.
Members should note that the cost of completion will be considerably higher than what was budgeted.
The “Volunteers” (NAMES WITHELD) are justifiably peeved that someone who would be a beneficiary of the improvements, would stoop to such measures. They (the volunteers) have withdrawn their labour and support.