Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

So Much for 12 Weeks

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

So Much for 12 Weeks

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Byline: Blainey Woodham

POINT Danger Marine Rescue staff were advised by Tweed Shire Council they would have to spend 12weeks in a demountable facility after their permanent headquarters was deemed unsafe to work in.

Next month, the organisation responsible for keeping boaties safe will have spent 12 months in the temporary building and their frustration is growing at the delays.

The original structure was condemned in early 2014 due to "concrete cancer" that made the front half of the building unfit for occupants due to the compromised strength in building materials.

Funding is coming from the council, Gold Coast City Council and NSW Marine Rescue.

Point Danger Marine Rescue boss Glenda Ashby said the organisation had not been able to run its regular fundraising store out of the new building and was losing more than just patience over the delay.

"We have lost a lot of income because 12 months is a long time to be out of the building," Mrs Ashby said. …

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