Federal Government Volunteer Grants
STIHL FS-130 Brushcutter   Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield was recently the grateful recipient of an Australian Federal Government Volunteer Grant for the purchase of a Stihl FS-130 Brushcutter.
The brushcutter is already being put to good use maintaining the airfield.
Before and after shots  of the shelter shed roof line
The merry band of enthusiastic workers   Work has commenced on restoring the shelter shed.

Peter Freeman continues, " These are a few photos taken by Rod and myself of the progress in straightening the edge of the roof line of the shelter shed in preparation for the fitting a fascia to each side.

You can see the merry band of enthusiastic workers participating in the concreting in of support posts on the SE side. The fascia exercise will happen next year now but when done the shed will be ready to have gutters and tanks fitted to supply the future toilet and shower block with water."


The amazing rainfall experienced over the last 6-8 weeks may have been a little too much for the airfield, but it certainly has done wonders for all the dams in S.E. Queensland.  Current capacity now sits at 110% with controlled releases from both Somerset and Wivenhoe Dams.  This is all the more remarkable considering that just over 2 years ago the system was down to 16% and dam levels were falling fast.
[Click the photographs to see a full size image]
Click here www.seqwater.com.au/public/dam-level to see the current levels in dams in this area.


On Saturday the 25th September the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service conducted training and exercises at Watts Bridge Airfield.  All in all it was an impressive display to watch the QFRS going about their business. Observers gained a much greater appreciation of what this organization can achieve.  The exercises also show that Watts is much more than just a recreational airfield by supporting emergency services training.
On a lighter note..... :  By looking at the photo's you'd be excused for thinking that the QFRS did a fantastic job at damping down the airfield. Alas, not the case.  It was a really wet and miserable day at the airfield.  By the end of the day the airfield was closed due to standing water on the runways and taxiways.

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PO Box 98, Toogoolawah, Queensland, 4313, Australia

Phone: 0427 699 239 
Email: info@wattsbridge.com.au

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