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9:25:10 AM
Good morning everyone.

Re: Voluntary Nail removal team needed for Burnley Project

While we enter the final weeks of waiting for a result on our application for a Planning Permit for the new Burnley Bouldering Wall, we have been asked by Parks Victoria to mobilise on some preparatory activities. One such activity is preparing a collection of plywood we have.

The plywood in question has been salvaged from its previous life, and will be used as backing board at the rear of the wall (note that it will not be used as the main fascia of the wall). The nails that held this ply to its original home are still in place and need to be removed. As such, we need need a team of 25 people to assist with the removal of the nails; one of whom needs to hold a valid First Aid Certificate of minimum level 1.

This is your chance to take your place in history and help bring the new Burnley Bouldering Wall to life!

The working bee will last one day. We are offering two dates. After determining how many people are available on each respective date, we will choose the date offering the most people. These dates are: SATURDAY 19TH MARCH or SATURDAY 26TH MARCH.

All team members will need to be suitably dressed in workclothes and work shoes or boots (ground surface is uneven).

Work Location: Parks Victoria Office; Barkly Avenue, Burnley
Work Area Description: Rear of the office. Ground surface is uneven and requires suitable work shoes or boots.
Task Description: Working in teams of two of more to lift pieces of ply from one location to another and extract nails from plywood.
Number of Team members: 25
Dress Code: Work clothes with suitable flat work shoes. Steel capped if you have them. Rain jacket if applicable on the day.
Tools you need to bring with you: A hammer (and nail pliers if you have them). Hardhat if you own one.
Tools that will be provided: Hardhat and gloves.
Other requirements: As we are working with nails it is a requirement that you are up to date with your tetanus shots!

Please send me a Personal Message if you would like to be a part of the team. You will need to provide the following information:

Your name
Phone number and email address if applicable
Your preferred work date (list both if you are available for both)
Whether or not you hold a valid First Aid Certificate
Whether you can bring a hammer
Whether you can bring a pair of nail pliers
Whether you can bring a hardhat

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Jacqui Middleton
Burnley Project Team
3:32:38 PM
I'm shocked! Over 100 views of this forum post... and we haven't filled our team yet! Come on Melbourne - you want your new Burnley wall.... here's your chance to help make it happen!

If unsure how to send me a personal message expressing your interest in helping out, click on my user id (climbingjac), scroll down, and then click on "Send Private Message"


3:51:00 PM
So many prerquisites for a volunteer, Tetnus injections, safety helmets, first aid, suitable footware, geez, are thongs suitable?
4:04:04 PM
Unfortunately the silent majority will be the first queuing up to use the wall when it's complete.

A lot of really good work has already been done by Jac and the whole Burnley Project Team to get the new bouldering walls to this point. Now a call has gone out to help the project along and the response is poor. Disappointing to say the least!

5:07:06 PM
Yo, this is what I've been talking about in the other thread. Let's see a bit more awareness peoples and helpful spirit
5:19:11 PM
7 people have volunteered so far - thanks to those people!! I still need 18 more. I'll be mustering some interest at the gym tonight - hope to see a few more responses from Chockstoners when I check my PMs tomorrow morning :-)
9:14:46 AM
We have 17 people so far... we're almost there! Just need a few more people. Many hands make light work :-)
12:43:58 PM
We're doing well for numbers, just need a couple more people - and the more people we have, the shorter the work day becomes for all :-) Many of the volunteers are the usual crew that also help out as competition staff etc. It is great to see some fresh blood in the volunteer mix with some Chockstoners putting their hands up :-) So far 10 Chockstoners that haven't previously been involved in helping out with volunteer activities have offered to help on this project team. Thanks to each of you!

Let's hear from a few more....
3:21:44 PM
Working Bee will be on Saturday 19th March. We have a team ready to go. If you would like to join the team, send me a PM :-)

2:49:40 PM
not a melburnian but it's great to see the burnley wall project getting moving, thanks to the efforts of jacq and others like her. good stuff!
11:56:17 AM
To those Chockstoners attending the Burnley project tomorrow morning, I look forward to putting faces to the names (@Jac - are we getting provided with chockstone name tags to help with this?)

Really great to see the Melbourne climbing community stepping forward to help in resurrecting a free bouldering venue in Melbourne, this time with official sanctioning.

When finished I may even be inspired come out of retirement and give the wall a go!

Cheers Martin
12:47:04 PM
On 18/03/2005 dalai wrote:
>Jac - are we getting provided with chockstone name tags?

I had actually considered this as a possibility and thought it might be viewed as a bit control-freakish of me. However, I can make nametags available for those who would like to utilise them :-)

>Really great to see the Melbourne climbing community stepping forward
>to help in resurrecting a free bouldering venue in Melbourne, this time
>with official sanctioning.

Indeed - thanks to all that have put there hand up to help tomorrow. Looking forward to meeting some of you for the first time :-)

12:07:12 PM
A quick thanks to all those that participated in the Burnley "Nail Removal" Working Bee on Saturday. As a result of having so many willing helpers, the work was easy and all complete in just 2 hours. The Team members were treated to a visit to the site that will house the bouldering walls - everyone came back most pleased from the site visit :-)

Hope everyone enjoyed the BBQ lunch :-) Great work Team!!

Jay Woo
2:36:23 PM
On 22/03/2005 climbingjac wrote:
>A quick thanks to all those that participated in the Burnley "Nail Removal"
>Working Bee on Saturday.

It was a pleasure :) Bring on free-kick-ass-24-7-Bouldering!
Thx for making this a reality too!

3:59:44 AM
yup, bit pat on the back and a thank you to all who've made it possible. Pulling nails, crunching stress calculations, liasing and being part of the flaming clipstick and pitchfork mob back in the dark days.

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