22 January: The Lions Club of Kyogle has continued its tradition of contributing to the cost of maintaining a scenic route connecting Queensland and northern New South Wales.
The Lions Club of Kyogle has continued its tradition of contributing to the cost of maintaining a scenic route connecting Queensland and northern New South Wales, donating $10,000 to Scenic Rim Regional Council.
Lions Road, known as Running Creek Road on the Queensland side of the New South Wales border, was built in the 1970s as a Lions Club project, with most of the funding and volunteer labour coming from the Kyogle Lions.
Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said Council appreciated the ongoing support of the Lions Club of Kyogle for maintenance of the road, which was funded through collections from motorists at a donation point on the border.
"The road forms a scenic link between Queensland and New South Wales, allowing travellers to crisscross Running Creek and Gradys Creek on either side of the border," he said.
"In 2002 the Kyogle Lions Club donated $20,000 to Council towards the cost of sealing the road and in 2013 Council received a further donation towards general maintenance costs.
"The Lions also provide a similar donation to Kyogle Council for its maintenance of Lions Road in New South Wales."
Although the Lions were made aware that Council is engaged by the Department of Transport and Main Roads to maintain Running Creek Road, they were keen to continue their contribution, which will be used to fund further road maintenance.
Lions Club of Kyogle Secretary Neville Moon said club members had noticed recent improvements and maintenance carried out on Lions Road by Scenic Rim Regional Council.
"We understand the mind boggling costs involved in maintaining roads and that as a single service club we do not have that capability," he said.
"Please accept the cheque for $10,000 towards the excellent work you have already completed on Lions Road and to encourage you to continue doing so."