Well we have finally had the installation of our new dust extraction unit thanks to City of Ballarat for providing much needed funds through their Smarty Grants - Community Impact Program.

This grant provided us with $13,410 to cover the cost of our basic extraction unit and a branch line of ducting.  The shed covered the remaining costs of the main ducting line and 2 additional branch lines to ensure adequate coverage of the wood work area.  Total project costs was $29,867.47 which is a significant amount for the shed to outlay.

Thanks go to Phillip Crouch for his assistance in design, all the members that assisted with the installation and man handling of the unit, and of course those members who provided the manual labour involved in laying the concrete foundations.

This has been a much need project that is finally in and operational.