Hervey Bay Boat club president George Duck, Pialba Memorial Services Bowls Club chairman Dave Stevens and boat club manager Ed Gibson celebrate the merger with some bowls and champagne.
Hervey Bay Boat club president George Duck, Pialba Memorial Services Bowls Club chairman Dave Stevens and boat club manager Ed Gibson celebrate the merger with some bowls and champagne. Alistair Brightman

Hervey Bay Boat Club and Pialba Bowls Club to merge

PIALBA Bowls Club will be upgraded with new synthetic greens and enhanced bar and food service after a merger with the Hervey Bay Boat Club.

The two clubs will join over coming weeks, combining their member database.

Hervey Bay Boat Club general manager Ed Gibson said the members of both clubs had already voted to approve the merger, and they were now in the final processes of the legal process.

He said the Pialba Bowls club's bar and dining would be upgraded "fairly quickly" to help cater for the increased number of members who would now have access to the club.

Mr Gibson said the boat club had about 22,000 members and the bowls club had a database of about 190 members.

Covered, synthetic greens valued at about $1.5 million would also eventually be installed, but would be a few years into the future Mr Gibson said.

"It's just a wonderful thing for the boat club and the community in general, and for bowls in Hervey Bay," he said.



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