Merrimac High School Sailing Program at Risk Over Possible Storage Shed Removal

Council are considering removal of the sailing boat storage shed citing erosion issues.

Merrimac High have been using this shed for the best part of 30 years for boat storage to provide sailing a part of their physical education program and are keen to continue.

It would be a pity to have this unique opportunity for students to be introduced to sailing denied due to erosion issues that can be easily resolved. As with other areas around the lake, some overdue maintenance in this neglected area could resolve these issues.

The care group have raised concern over the possible removal and indicated that Council should be supporting and improving facilities providing this service-not removing and request they take into consideration the benefits of continuing this service to the local community. Clearly the youth of today needs to be given every opportunity to get away from their devices and out in the real world.