GAS barbecues at Mosman Park foreshore will be replaced with electric ones over the next three years at a cost of $286,000.
At last months’s council meeting, a Town of Mosman Park staff report said the council had spent $80,500 on barbecue maintenance since 2001, including replacing timers, new gas fittings, repairing leaks and installing new pilot light batteries.
“The final point is in reference to historic reports of campers, anglers and other patrons using barbecues for longer periods, typically in the later evening to boil water for cooking the night’s catch,” the report said.
The Town’s report said electric barbecues were more reliable than gas ones, would not require replacement gas bottles – the Town spent $34,500 on gas bottles replacements over the past six years – and could reduce maintenance costs, however they would need power supplies to each foreshore site.
Council agreed to start replacements within a year in the high priority and well used barbecue areas of Minim Cove, Chidley Point and Bay View Park in 2016-17.