Rowallan has completed a reed bed to disperse the water after the septic process. The water is Class-C and does not smell. There are lots of plants along the bed and up the sides, which will grow and slow the water flow as it travels along the bed.
Staying in Rowallan HQ this weekend was the Moonee Valley District Cub Leadership camp. They were treated this year to a light fall of snow, enough to coat cars and bushes!
An new Archery Range has been completed for use by Campers.
We have 18lb and 26lb Recurve Bows and 28″ aluminium arrows.
Please see the Ranger regards the use of the Range.
We are proud to announce that we have installed Hydronic Heating to our Dormitories and Toilet block for your comfort.
Overnight heating to 15 degC will reduce the chill factor on our cold Winter nights.
We have been offering free wifi Internet access to our campers for the last 18 months.
However to due to the sustained abuse / over use by campers we have been forced to discontinue this service.
If any group camping with us would like Internet access whilst at camp, then this can be made available if arranged via the Booking office in advance of your camp. WiFi coverage is limited to the dinning room and is Wireless-G.
The fee for such access is $15 per GB downloaded, or part thereof.
If you think this is unreasonable, please lobby Telstra and the local MP for NBN access in Mt. Charlie Rd/Kent Rd.
Our only possible Internet access is via Telstra 3G at this time.
Thank you for your understanding.
Further to the Resource Saving work previously undertaken, we have recently redesigned the Water filtration system to filter all Camp water, and to store the filtered water before use.
This has greatly increased our capacity to deliver clean water to all areas of the camp at the required pressure.
Note, the water is slightly discoloured, but it is clean from a health perspective.
Recently we have implemented 2 resource saving systems saving both electricity and water. We have installed a Grid Connected Solar system and are harvesting rain water for use around HQ camp.
This water is augmented by water from Mt Teneriffe Dam in times of low rainfall.
The Solar system installed by Solar Charge is a 2.04kW system comprising 12 panels.
The Rain water harvesting system includes 130KL of storage, collects water from 686m2 of roof, is UV treated and filtered for use around the camp.