Published on 20 July 2016

The Devonport Surf Life Saving Club is planning a funding raising garage sale later in the year, following their salvage of building materials and office equipment from Devonport City Council’s former Council premises.

The Club was awarded building salvage rights by Council, following an open expressions of interest process and has already on-sold a number of items it retrieved from the old Council Chambers.

According to Club Treasurer, Grant McCormack, the sale proceeds will go towards the purchase of new rescue equipment, to be used during times such as the recent floods and Summer patrols.

The Club will also look at purchasing junior equipment to assist in juniors obtaining skills such as bronze medallion and CPR.

Surf Club members salvaged a range of items from the building including air conditioning units, timbers, doors, windows, lights, cabling, ceiling panels, window furnishings and surplus office equipment.

Devonport Mayor, Alderman Steve Martin said “Council was pleased to have been able to support the Devonport Surf Life Saving Club in this way”.

“Contrary to some public opinion, a significant number of items were salvaged from the building prior to demolition and the key building materials will be recycled and reused” said Mayor Martin.

“The bricks and concrete have been separated and will turned into a crushed gravel product, whilst the steel and copper have also been separated for recycling”.

“Council can assure the Devonport community that it has recycled the building materials wherever possible” said Mayor Martin.