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Gippsland Water helps fund local bowls club initiative

Thorpdale and District Bowling Club Inc. has installed two new water tanks with help from Gippsland Water.

The project, which was partly funded through Gippsland Water’s 2019-20 community support program, allows rain water to be captured to water greens.

Gippsland Water managing director Sarah Cumming was pleased to see funding benefit both the local community and environment.

“We’re proud to help local community groups to get innovative projects off the ground,” Ms Cumming said.

“It’s great to see a local club keen to preserve precious drinking water and look after our environment.”

Thorpdale and District Bowling Club Inc. club president Geoff Savige was appreciative of Gippsland Water’s contribution.

“The tanks were installed earlier this year and have already helped us reduce operating costs,” Mr Savige said.

The initiative has also benefited the club’s members and volunteers.

“The workload for our volunteers has been significantly reduced. They can now spend more time enjoying the facility with fellow members, school children, and the general public all-year round,” Mr Savige added.

Gippsland Water’s 2019-20 community support program provided funding for other environmentally based projects at Sale Rotary Club, Maffra Secondary College and Rosedale Primary School.

The program will also provide permanent water fountains to Kurnai College Churchill, Yinnar Recreation Reserve and Boolarra Football Netball Club.

Applications for Gippsland Water’s 2020-21 community support program will open in July. For more information about the program and other sponsorship opportunities, visit

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