THE Kim Jenkins Renovation Rescue project is moving ahead well, with the family ready to relax at a local resort for a week while building starts on the extension to their home.
The building plans have already been completed and approved, thanks to the quick work of local architect Rob Arthur, from Chris Van Dyke Designs, and the Planning and Environment team at Cairns Regional Council.
“Council has been excellent – the plans went straight through with council waiving all the fees involved and ticking it off,” says Kath Kinneally, who is coordinating the renovation project.
“Kim’s husband George has been busy cutting down trees in the back garden to clear space for the extension for the girls’ bedrooms. All that’s left is three stumps that need grinding once this is done, the excavator can get in and dig the holes for the steel footings.
“People are ready to go as soon as they get the word.”
Kim, Kath and Warren inspect the area to be cleared at the back of the property.
Federal MP Warren Entsch has congratulated local businesses for their support, including the Pullman Cairns International Hotel, which has donated a one night stay for two people in a Presidential suite and two two-hour treatments at Mii Spa, a prize worth around $1950.
Raffle tickets can be purchased through Kath’s shop, Baby Equipment Hire, located at the corner of McLeod and Upward Streets in Cairns, phone 4041 0468.
“I’d also like to thank the Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort, which has offered the family a week’s accommodation over the school holidays in one of their villas,” Mr Entsch said. “Anyone who has seen their facilities will know that it’s heaven for kids and it gives us a chance to get some work done on the house while the Jenkins aren’t there.”
Mr Entsch is now calling for support from any tilers who can offer their services, along with donations of tiles for the exterior deck.
“Also, any donations of raffle prizes would be really appreciated, and any monetary contributions will help to pay for those items that we can’t source through donations.”
Kim, although feeling weak from her treatments, said she was looking forward to the stay at the Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort.
“It’s going to be great – they have recliner chairs so I’m looking forward to putting my feet up and reading a book,” she said.
“I’d like to say thank you to the Cairns community and all my friends for their support. The kids are very excited and have already chosen their room colours.”