Smokin’ hot!

New BBQ at Greenvale Drive Reserve  
Sizzling! Mayor, Cr Helen Patsikatheodorou, with representatives of Jemena and the Rotary Club of Greenvale.

Every resident of Greenvale should enjoy the great Australian tradition of a BBQ before the cold weather sets in, Hume Mayor, Councillor Helen Patsikatheodorou, has said.

Cr Patsikatheodorou made the comment as she opened a brand new BBQ at Greenvale Drive Reserve in Greenvale.

“This is just not any ordinary BBQ,” Cr Patsikatheodorou said.

“It features two large hotplates that will sizzle stacks of sausages and steaks in a gentle and even fashion!

“The BBQ has been installed thanks to the efforts of the Rotary Club of Greenvale, with the support of Hume City Council and Jemena, the energy distributor.

“I’m sure it will allow many families in Greenvale to enjoy some quality time together, as they picnic in a spacious reserve that’s set amongst a lovely neighbourhood.

“While winter is on the way, there are still plenty of sunny days ahead and I encourage people from all over Greenvale to enjoy the new BBQ.”

The Rotary Club of Greenvale purchased the outdoor cooker after its members fundraised $13,000 through a dinner dance and auction, as well as via numerous sausage sizzles at Bunnings in Broadmeadows.

Hume City Council supplied a meter, power box, and a slab of concrete to support the BBQ.

Jemena generously undertook underground works at no charge, to connect a new power line to the BBQ.

Cr Patsikatheodorou congratulated the local Rotary Club on their initiative.

“We’ve worked closely with the club because they wanted to do something which would enhance the amenity of Greenvale,” she said.

“The club’s members sold hundreds of sausages to help bring about this sizzling BBQ, and they demonstrate the true spirit of our community.

“Hume is a place where people look out for each other, and that’s perhaps why we are one of the fastest-growing communities in Australia.”

Hume City Council planned for the new BBQ with dedicated assistance from Stan Koper and Ross Carter, the current president and the former president of the Rotary Club of Greenvale.

Cr Patsikatheodorou said Hume would continue to upgrade the Greenvale Drive Reserve.

“We have plans to install some new features at the park,” she said.

“Greenvale is a proud suburb that’s home to more than 11,000 people.

“Many families call Greenvale home, with 38 per cent of the suburb’s residents aged under 25 at the last Census.

“People from Greenvale and across Hume should take some time out this Autumn for a stroll in their local park.

“Hume’s attractions include a tranquil lake at Jack Roper Reserve in Broadmeadows, and a walking path amongst lovely gardens at the Nook in Sunbury.”

For further information about parks and reserves in Hume, visit here.

Posted on 12:00 AM, 15 April 2016

Updated : 1:26 PM, 15 April 2016

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