Wombat Hill picnic shelter get a new lease on life thanks to Rotary
The picnic shelter in Wombat Hill has been a popular picnic spot for locals and visitors to Daylesford since it was first constructed by Daylesford Rotary in 1980.
In 2017 a large tree branch fell on the shelter, damaging the beams and other timber in the structure. Hepburn Shire Council removed the fallen branch but local government funding was not available to repair and repaint the often-used picnic shelter.
That's when Daylesford Rotary's 'Tradie Program' kicked in. With funds raised by Rotary, local builder Christian Wild was contracted to undertake the repair work in November 2019. COVID-19 lockdown and winter delayed progress, but by November 2020, Christian's  initiative and perfectionist approach resulted in the return of the shelter to its original state.
Cleaning and painting of the pavilion was carried out by Rotary members and friends. We are very grateful to Haymes Paints for generously donating the paint.
View below photos of the pavilion before, during and after the repairs.