IT’S full steam ahead for the Kim Jenkins Renovation Rescue in Trinity Beach, thanks to a quantity surveyor, architect, project manager and builder all being appointed this week.
“This is fantastic news,” said Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch, who launched the campaign last Thursday, 7 March. “It’s been wonderful to see all the businesses, organisations and suppliers that have come forward; I knew the community would pull together for Kim and her family.”
Kath Kinneally, who is coordinating the volunteers and suppliers, agreed.
“We have had a great response so far and hope to get the drawing of plans started by the end of the week,” she said.
“I’d like to really thank all the people who contacted me to volunteer for those four key roles we needed to get the ball rolling, as well as the other trades that will be needed down the track.”
Ron Easterbrook, from East Build Designer Homes, has been selected as the builder and Rob Arthur, from Chris Van Dyke Designs, will take on the architect, project management and quantity surveyor roles.
“Ron is a friend of the Jenkins family and really wanted to play a key role in this project,” said Ms Kinneally. “And Rob is looking forward to seeing what he can do with the space to fulfil Kim’s dream of a bedroom for each of her girls.”
Mr Entsch has also spoken to Cairns Regional Council Mayor Bob Manning about the Kim Jenkins Renovation Rescue and he wasted no time in pledging council’s support.
“Bob has asked us to work with Kelly Reaston, the Acting General Manager Planning & Environment. Kelly is going to provide Kath with the site plans that are needed, along with waiving related council fees which is great news.”
Mr Entsch is also asking if anyone has a furnished two-bedroom unit in Trinity Beach that could be made available for a couple of months for Kim’s mum Maree and sister Monique, who don’t live in the region.
“This two-bedroom home is pretty crowded with Kim and George, the three girls, and Maree and Monique, let alone adding a renovation to the mix,” he said. “It would be great to ease the pressure a little by giving Maree and Monique their own space, and it means that George and Kim can focus on themselves and their girls when George gets home from work at night.”
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