Restoration work will begin on Lake Weeroona’s picnic shelters this week

Much-needed restoration works of Lake Weeroona’s two historic picnic shelters will begin this week.

City of Greater Bendigo property services manager Andy Walker said the work, valued at $75,000, will include cleaning, timber and structural repairs including metal and roofing repairs, painting and new footings to the northern-most shelter.

Mr Walker described the condition of both pavilions as “reasonable”, but both had roof damage and signs of rot in some timber sections.

The two picnic pavilions – located on the Napier Street side of Lake Weeroona – were both constructed in the early twentieth century. 

The northern-most pavilion which was constructed around 1904, while the more elaborate southern pavilion was relocated from the Rosalind Park upper reserve around 1931.

“The pavilions are much used by visitors to the lake and this restoration project is important in terms of protecting our local heritage,” Mr Walker said.

Works will be staged to avoid disruption are expected to be completed in late April 2018.