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Sound shell seeks $150,000

DESPITE receiving $200,000 in the State Government’s Pick My Project initiative, the Inverloch Community Sound Shell is still $150,000 short.
It’s a hurdle the community is confident of jumping.
The sound shell is a combined project of the Lions Club of Inverloch and District, Inverloch Rotary Club and Inverloch Tourism Association, and will be built in The Glade for concerts and other performances.
The sound shell will include a stage, solar battery and a storage area for equipment.
The Lions club’s Klaus Edel said he was “elated” to receive enough community votes through Pick My Project to secure the $200,000.
“We were quietly confident because of what the project was and the comments online,” he said.
Bass Coast Shire Councillor Julian Brown said council was pleased the Inverloch community had secured the funding, given the project was community driven.
“Where it is is just a natural amphitheatre and people can come and set up their picnic rugs and enjoy a show.”
Rotary club president John Peterson said “thank you” to the people of Inverloch for their votes and Mr Edel promised them free entry to the first show.
He said, “We still have got some work to do to raise the extra funds but that will easier to do now that we have the committed funds.”
Inverloch Jazz Festival has pledged money to the project.
The sound shell will be used for such events as Carols by Candelight, twilight movies, opera and theatre, and even possibly by Lyrebird Arts Council to present high level concerts.

Exciting time: from left, Gary Tayler of Inverloch Tourism Association, Inverloch Rotary Club president John Peterson, Inverloch and District Lions Club’s Klaus Edel, Rotary’s Patrick Barry and Bass Coast Shire Councillor Julian Brown point to the location where the community sound shell will be built in The Glade, Inverloch.

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