The Portsea Camp

Refurbishment Projects

Recent major projects

Sewerage Treatment Plant

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The Portsea Camp was generously offered $140,000 by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Fund towards the overall cost of $270,000 to SAY FAREWELL to our 35 year old sewerage treatment plant. Thank you to the LMCF for this fantastic financial contribution and to Utility Services, a consortium of Thiess and Siemens, who undertook much of the extensive work installing new services. US were assisted by PPI Corporation, Land Engineering and Infratec who also provided equipment and labour.

Winwood Hall Floor


Perpetual Trustees administered A $120,000 donation from the John and Thirza Daley Charitable Trust to reblock and refloor Winwood Hall, and to replace linoleum on the floor of the main kitchen.

Recent minor projects

Oval Stage

A new 10m * 3m timber stage has been built behind the fire pit and was used for the first time for our last concert of the January season. It is a great new addition.

Nautilus Centre kitchen

Completed in 2012 the Nautilus Centre kitchen has been extended, enabling us to fit a full size stove and increase bench space.


Having installed gas heating to Parade Ground dormitory rooms and Flinders Recreation Room all camp buildings are now heated.

Boonerwrung Wing

Re-roofing and cladding of Mansard roofs is now complete and what a difference it makes to the appearance of the area. The shower and toilet block has been re-painted, concrete floors surfaced with an Epoxy compound and new laminex partitions have been fitted. The building looks fabulous.

Abseiling Wall

Morwell Rotary continue with construction of our abseiling wall. Due for completion in 2015, the wall was funded by our Swan Hill Organising Committee.

Parade Ground

All sash windows have been repaired, rooms painted and new plumbing installed in en-suite rooms. Lime-washing of all exterior walls has commenced. Quotes are being sought to re-roof the area. Room 1 has been converted into a very comfortable adults space with new lounge furniture, rugs and beds.


Over two thirds of our beds now have new, waterproof mattress protectors.

Couta Cottage and Recreation Storage Room

The camp’s asbestos audit identified that the roofs of both buildings are made of asbestos cement sheet. Both roofs have now been replaced and look fantastic. Both buildings will soon re re-blocked and the cottage will get a new porch.

Connelly Hall

Connelly Hall hasn’t seen a facelift since the Rotary Club of Huntingdale installed the new kitchen some 10 years ago. It will be the focus of our attention over the coming 12 months, starting with some roof replacement.

Sound and light

Following the installation of an AV system in Flinders Recreation Room, all three communal rooms now have data projectors, stage lighting and sound systems.   All donations of $2 or more are fully tax deductible.

Winwood Hall

The southern side of Winwood Hall has been re-roofed.

Cricket Pitch

A new synthetic grass cricket pitch has been laid.

Main Gates

The main entrance gates have been thoroughly refurbished.

Bayside Units

Look forward to seeing our new landscaping and paving throughout the area. We are hopeful to have this completed in 2015.

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