Partnership sees Council constructing new Branxton Lions Club storage facility

Cessnock City Council will soon begin construction of a new brick storage facility for the Lions Club of Branxton on the site of Branxton Community Hall.

The new purpose built facility will replace the recently removed shipping container at the rear of the Bowen Street site and provide the Branxton Lions Club with a more modern storage space featuring amenities to help undertake activities associated with their community volunteer work.

The double garage sized premises will be fully powered and have a water supply as well as provisions for cleaning, storage, fridges and freezers. It will also be equipped with modern security, safety features and easy access via garage doors.

The works follow the Lions Club of Branxton’s successful application to the NSW Government's Stronger Country Communities Fund for $88,900 and a partnership with Council to oversee construction.

Lions Club of Branxton Secretary, Alan Beckley said the group have needed a safer, more hygienic facility to store supplies and equipment for a long time.

“Once we have a larger and safer facility we can increase offers of support and services to the Branxton community. We also intend to offer free storage to emergency services if and when the need arises,” he said.

Council’s Manager Open Space & Community Facilities, Nicole Benson said the project is part of Council’s ongoing relationship with Lions Club.

“We are proud to be partnering with the Lions Club of Branxton to construct a purpose built facility which will ultimately help them deliver better services to the community,” she said.

Construction will commence in December 2020.