South Wagga Rotary Club members were able to get a break from isolation on Saturday and work towards a new storage space to help them serve community.
Club welfare officer Brian Roy said the project to convert a disused dairy cattle shed into an equipment storage space was now two-thirds complete after 350 volunteer work hours were put into it.
"We've been storing our equipment at three different locations, including outside town at San Isidore," he said.
"It will be better to have this central storage for our equipment to help out with community events."
South Wagga Rotary are hard at work transforming part of the dairy cattle shed and stables at the Wagga Showgrounds. The new space will help the club serve the local community, and is made possible by our Community Grants Program. pic.twitter.com/7wHdEQRWnw— Riverina Water 💧💦 (@RiverinaWater) May 29, 2020
The volunteers have built internal walls to store equipment, trailers and barbecues across an 18 by four-metre section of the dairy cattle shed and will install roller doors as well.
The project was made possible through a $9150 community grant from Riverina Water.
Mr Roy said a larger than usual number of volunteers answered the call for help out on Saturday, but they were still able to keep social distancing.
"I think they were all going a bit mad at home," he said.
The new storage space will also allow the to assist the Wagga Show Society to prepare for their events.