Deluge delays the reopening of Geraldton’s Bowerbird tip shop

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The Bowerbird, formerly known as Meru Reuse Shop.
Camera IconThe Bowerbird, formerly known as Meru Reuse Shop. Credit: John Clarky/Facebook

Geraldton’s tip shop will remain closed after a month and a half, with bad weather cited as the cause of delays to its refurbishment.

The City of Greater Geraldton took over the Meru Reuse Shop, since renamed the Bowerbird, in May after its former operators, Midwest Employment and Economic Development Aboriginal Corporation, did not renew its contract after running the shop for three years.

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The City closed the facility for refurbishment on June 29, which was due to reopen in late July.

It since announced refurbishment works were taking longer than anticipated because of rain in the past month, with the City setting a new tentative reopening date of August 30. Geraldton had 43.2mm of rainfall in July.

The new-look Bowerbird will be open from 8am to 3pm from Thursday to Monday, closed on Tuesdays and open Wednesdays, from 8am to noon for drop-offs.

A variety of other Geraldton organisations accept donations of second hand goods in a useable condition including Midwest Disaster Relief and Second Hand Wonderland.

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