9 October 2020
“A group of seven employees from Newmont Mining have made a major contribution to restoration work at Mt Wells campsite. Over two days, the group worked under the supervision of BTF Support Volunteer Charlie Soord to paint the inside and outside of the shelter, the fascia and downpipes; and oil the staircase and viewing platform on the fire tower, the tables and the toilet cladding. They put in an amazing effort and left the shelter looking fresh and welcoming.
At the same time, other work included the installation of hooks, a new fire ring, shelter and campsite signage, new plywood to the bed platform in the single room, support brackets on the wooden windows and architraves around the internal window.
The leaking roof was fixed and the severely deteriorated stove was infilled with concrete as the only viable option to reduce further damage to the hut. Finally, chainsaw and brush cutter work removed excess vegetation around the building.
Newmont employees Ami Jamieson, Jo-Anne Batt, Sandra Sherwood, Abigail Ngui, Kimberley Stone, David Aldersea and Michael Staines contributed their time and energy.
Also, a big thanks to two hard working support volunteers Garry Ceriani and Dave Scott for their expertise and help.”