After being moved from their previous site at Burrill Lake to make way for the new bridge, a local community group is on the search for a new home.
Where to build the new Ulladulla Milton Lions Club Inc shed is the big question.
Plans to construct a 29-metre by 10-metre shed at Burrill Lake next to the community hall, have been strongly rejected by community members.
At a community meeting on Friday, April 13, more than 70 people voiced their concerns about having the shed built next to the hall off Princess Avenue.
Three representatives from Lions attended the meeting, along with councillor Patricia White, who suggested the Burrill Lake location for the shed.
Since being moved from their previous location, the Lions Club has been operating out of a shed in the Kings Point industrial area.
“For the past three and a half years, we have been looking at other sites. We have looked at the showground, Frogs Holla, Mollymook Oval and the Lions Park at Burrill Lake,” Cr White said.
“Crown Lands denied an application for a shed to be built at the Lions Park because they want it for recreational use.
“This block of land [off Princess Avenue] is zoned special purpose for community.
“Council has investigated if this is permissible on this block of land and it is. If it wasn’t, the council wouldn’t go ahead with looking at the DA.”
A development application lodged with council shows plans for the shed to have cream Colourbond walls and a red roof, with a unisex toilet and double sink for the “cleaning of utensils”.
The Lions Club would use the shed to store equipment, including their vans and vehicles, Christmas decorations and catering equipment.
Lions secretary Alan McDonald told the meeting, which at times became heated, the use of the vans were “limited”.
“We won’t be doing our thing when there is anything on in the hall,” he said.
“We go to the wharf markets, Mollymook markets five times a year, the Milton Show and the Blessing of the Fleet.
“One of the reasons we need things inside the shed is because of the salt air and the weather causing rust.”
Concerned resident Doug Percy said the community hall and surrounding parkland was used “on a daily basis” by residents.
“There are always kids playing here or riding their bikes,” he said.
“A lot of people use the hall on a daily basis to do good work for the community.
“This is not a sensible place for a shed of that scale. About 90 per cent of people use this land as a passage way to go to the beach.
“This is where I am going to die and I don’t want to die next to a tin shed.”
A female resident at the meeting said the scale and colour of the shed was “not appropriate” for the residential area.
“This is a residential area,” she said. “It will be an absolute eyesore.”
Mr McDonald said he would “await the decision of council”.
“I don’t want to preempt that,” he said.
One thing everyone did agree on at the meeting was that the Lions Club was a “great” organisation.