Bruny Bowls and Community Club
Residents on Bruny Island will benefit from a new bus bought by the Bruny Bowls and Community Club with money from a successful grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund.
Club President Mick Baillie, Member for Franklin, the Honourable Nic Street MP, Member for Franklin, the Honourable David O’Byrne MP and Mayor of Kingborough, Cr Dean Winter helped unveil the new community bus at Adventure Bay, Bruny Island in October.
John Peterson, from the Bruny Bowls and Community Club, said the bus is a resource which will have a positive impact on the community. “Until now Bruny Island has had limited transport for the elderly and disadvantaged,” said Mr Peterson. The Bruny Bowls and Community Club recognised the need for a bus and applied for a grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund. They were successful and with some extra financial help from a range of generous local sponsors it has become a reality."
“The bus is available for the bowlers to use, and also for local community groups such as the Country Women’s Association, RSL and others, including organised shopping trips to Kingston. The Bruny Bowls and Community Club is looking forward to providing confidence and independence to aged and disadvantaged groups,” concluded Mr Peterson.
A purpose-built shed at the bowls club will be used to house the bus.