Some photos of the 4.5 cubic meters of concrete placed today for the new garage, for between the containers and some pads at the hatchery site. Great work by Steven Brook's building and his team plus our normal helpers of Dennis, Phil, Robert, Rayleen, Jackie, Rex, and Dave.
We need some help to replace the bridge over the creek, affectionately known as P Js bridge. The bridge has served us well since 2007 when P J built it but its a little the worse for wear now. It needs rebuilding a little higher and wider and we are putting a call out to any builders in the group, either retired or active to accept the challenge and give it a good facelift. We will provide all the materials but need the expert help of a builder. If anyone is interested please contact Phil or someone on the committee to come out and have a look to see what is required. We would be very grateful for help. Photo shows how the bridge has suffered lately.
Work continues over the winter months. Graeme Parnell is upgrading the motors on the raceway feeders. They have been going now for 9 years and an upgrade should see them carry on for a number of years into the future.
Robert, Rayleen, Jackie and Dave have been looking after the little fish well in the hatchery shed. They have all been removed from the incubators and transferred to the ss tanks inside the shed. About 65,000 fingerlings are growing well in the tanks.
There was some damage to tracks etc from the heavy rains in July however this has been fixed today by the "Oliver Bros" 10 ton digger.
Water was pumped from the creek today into the inside hatchery tanks while the creek by-pass to the hatchery was cleaned out. Tons of mud, weed and debris was removed by the digger and the creek was returned to a clear running stream with shingle bottom.
The area for the garage was prepared prior to concrete being poured in the next few days. The sump was cleaned out and many little jobs were cleaned up.