Ludlow north water project
With a grant of $3,649 from the Shire of Capel the LTFRG was able to construct some much needed water infrastructure for Ludlow North.
The work included:
- Recommissioning the grit tank to improve water quality
- Installation of a new water pipe to the adjacent eight (8) homes
- Installation of two (2) water taps and two (2) fire fighting outlets at each of the homes
- Recommission the fire truck filling point at the northern most point of the settlement
Thanks to grant funding by the Shire of Capel, Ludlow North now has reticulated water to each of the 8 homes located north of the Ludlow River.
The grant has enabled LTFRG to provide fire fighting capability to protect the heritage listed assets located in Ludlow North.
The LTFRG also acknowledge the water quality testing carried out by the Shire of Capel as a free service and the provision of considerable advice around meeting current and future health requirements in terms of water quality.
Kindly donated the use of an excavator to carry out the trench digging
For operating the excavator all day!
Kindly donated the use of his front end loader tractor for numerous tasks. Peter also contributed heavily to the labour and design
Dunsborough Rewinds and Electrical Repairs
John Singleton kindly donated parts and time.
Section 95 parolees
Provided a mountain of labour and helped with all aspects of the project.
Put in lots of hours for both the design and construction phase. Mark is now operating the system on a daily basis.
I thank all those people who contributed so strongly to this project and especially to the Shire of Capel for making this project possible.
Vehicle shed and storeroom replacement project
In 2019, the City of Busselton advised our grant application to provide funds to restore the roof of the vehicle shed (also referred to as the tractor shed) was successful. The funding, under the category `Community Enhancement` has enabled us to re-roof the building and install a 130,000 litre rain water tank to provide portable water for the Ludlow mill compound.
The installation of the roof and guttering, including connection to the rainwater tank was performed by the Bunbury Regional Prison team and supervised by LTFRG members, Peter Rutgers and Des Donnelly.
Thanks to Ian Walpole and Des Donnelly for the grant submission and of course the City of Busselton for their continuing support of our tuart forest projects.
The project is now complete and we are patiently waiting on the outcome of a further request for rain!