Activity Report: June & July, 2020

Welcome to the June and July, 2020, Activity Report.

Thank you to everyone who has donated to God’s Way organisation this year.
The end of the financial year (30th June) is upon us and we are grateful to those of you who choose to donate time, energy, effort and or funds whether large, small, regular or irregular to the organisation. All contributions are deeply appreciated and enable God’s Way Ltd to work towards meeting the company Vision, Fundamentals and constitutional objectives.

God’s Way Ltd is grateful to:

  • Founding member Jesus (AJ Miller) who continues to lead the organisation and advise the board in all areas including: upholding the constitutional objectives in daily interactions; designing, planning and managing projects, thinking ahead in regards to resources and project needs. In addition, as systems administrator for God’s Way Ltd he donates his extensive expertise in information technology. He draws on knowledge and experience in all areas of running the organisation to assist the board, as well as being a living example of the company vision.
  • Jesus & Mary, who regularly gift their time to share God’s Truth and gift feedback to members and volunteers in the organisation in order that members and volunteers may bring their lives into harmony with God’s Way. They also gift time to mentor and educate members in all manner of skills and subjects within the organisation.
  • Jesus & Mary and Divine Truth organisation generously donate time, expertise, finances, resources and vehicle use (tip trucks and ute) to God’s Way Ltd.
  • Catherine Spence who continues to fund ongoing improvements and the renovation at the Function Centre Caretakers property; gifts to use of large machinery (dozer, excavator & tractor); extensive infrastructure necessary for water collection and management on all learning centres. Without Catherine’s generosity this year and in previous years God’s Way Ltd would only be able to implement a tiny fraction of its current projects.
  • Eloisa Lytton-Hitchins for her contribution of time, effort, resources and funds, and for the time spent being educated and growing in competency of organisation and project management.
  • David Walsh (Cornelius) for his contribution of time, effort and expertise to the construction branch and learning to manage the terrace project this year.

Special thanks to those who have contributed large donations in the form of time, effort, money, fuel for heavy machinery, the use of facilities for God’s Way Ltd video and audio production, housing for volunteers and/or the use of various vehicles to assist God’s Way Ltd in its current projects:

  • Catherine Spence
  • Divine Truth Pty Ltd
  • Jesus & Mary
  • Pam Newman
  • Eloisa Lytton-Hitchins

In addition, God’s Way Ltd is grateful towards other unlisted individuals who make regular donations or smaller contributions which assist the organisation to meet administrative costs.

This year funds from donors have contributed to:

  • The general running expenses of the organisation
  • The purchase of seed & mulch for the terrace project
  • A small contribution of funds to heavy machinery maintenance, repairs & fuel
  • Purchase of landscaping materials e.g. geohex a plastic grid system that is being used for paths and roadways around the hostel and Function Learning Centre Caretakers residence
  • Materials for flooring finish experiments and plumbing fittings for water system experiments

Lastly the board acknowledges the efforts of the members, volunteers & contractors who have assisted in the implementation of projects throughout the year.

Purple flower terraces July 2020.
Wattle in flower terraces, July 2020.
Vine in flower, Terrace Project, July 2020.
Flowering vine, Terrace Project, July 2020.

Director & Founding Member Activities

During June and July, Jesus & Eloisa had some physical illness that impacted the productivity of the organisation. They took some weeks to recover and projects were reduced, with only the Construction Branch activities and a portion of Environmental work being completed during June & July.

Environment Branch

Terrace Project

Earthworks on the Terrace Project were paused during June while Eloisa was ill and Jesus was out of action with a back injury. As there was no one else trained to manage the terrace project at that time it could not go ahead.

Having the usual managers (Jesus and Eloisa) unwell at once highlighted how essential it is for everyone in the organisation to understand every project so that other volunteers can swap in when required and the project/s can continue. The terrace project management issue was remedied in early July with David Walsh (Cornelius) being trained to manage the project & machinery maintenance.

Terrace project earthworks in progress, God’s Way Ltd now has multiple managers who supervise the earthworks, July 2020
Terrace earthworks in process, July 2020.
Cleared regrowth matter has been replaced in the base of the terrace. The terrace will now be mulched, ripped and seeded, July 2020.
Mulch piles in place to be spread in base of terrace then it will be ripped and seeded, July 2020
Mulch in base of terrace ready to be spread, July 2020.
The wattle in the terraces abundently flowered and seeded this year, July 2020.
Banks and base rough in of terrace complete, next step is to replace topsoil, July 2020.
Terrace banks, base and access road complete, July 2020.
Terrace will be mulched, ripped and seeded then left to regenerate, July 2020
Mulch has been spread, grass has grown, seed will be added to increase plant variety in this terrace, July 2020.
Matter that was cleared before the terrace was constructed has been replaced (foreground). Mulch is in place ready for excavator to spread, July 2020.
The wattle in the terraces flowered abundently this year & produced a large quantity of seed, July 2020
Bird & insect life is increasing at the terraces
A caterpillar eats a wattle leaf. Insect life has increased at the terrace sites (mulch added to the terraces & new growth has promoted insect life as there is now food, shelter and moisture for the creatures to enjoy),
Terrace Project, July 2020
Pardalot’s build their nests in the banks of the tearraces. The bird life is increasing as the project progresses, July 2020
There are a variety of ant species who nest at the terraces, July 2020
A beetle going about its business at the terraces, July 2020

In addition, during July three volunteers were trained in heavy machinery maintenance. These people can provide valuable support to a project manager during days that the machinery is running. And it is now possible for two managers to split their workload with one dealing with earthworks management and the other completing the daily machinery refuelling and maintenance required on project days.

Volunteers were trained to service and maintain the excavator.
Volunteers learn to maintain the dozer, July 2020.
Volunteers were trained in dozer service & maintenance.
Volunteers learn heavy machinery maintenance, July 2020.
Heavy machinery maintenance training, July 2020.

Seed Project: Germination Experiments

As part of the Seed Project Jesus suggested that the directors conduct some seed germination experiments. As mentioned in a previous Activity Report, the purpose of the germination experiments are to discover if current seed stocks are viable and to find the best, repeatable methods for seed germination. Volunteers are observing the experiments, noting the results and changes and refining the experiments as new data is produced.

Experiments, in general, are a good way to iron out issues in the methodology of an activity, task or project, before they are implemented on a large scale. Experiments enable the Founding Members and Directors to make better informed decisions about how to proceed with projects.

Seed Project: Germination Experiment 1
No germination in soil from private individuals property,
June 2020.
Soil from terraces mixed with wormcastings, some germination but mostly tomatoes from scraps fed to worms, June 2020.
Germination rates are low in soil from the terraces (left tray). There is some germination in soil from terraces when mixed with wormcastings (blue tray), June 2020.
Germination of seed has happened at different rates in different types of soil,
June 2020.
Seed Project: Germination Experiment 2
Native potting mix a few seeds germinated, May/June 2020
Native potting mix, no further germination, July 2020
Seed germination experiment, 2/3 Red soil (from terraces) & 1/3 worm castings, May/June 2020.
Native potting mix with a seedling, closeup, May/June 2020
Seed germinated in 2/3 wormcasting and 1/3 red soil (from terraces) mix, May/June 2020.
Red soil (100%) from terraces no seeds have germinated yet,
July 2020.

Introduced Species Experiment

The Introduced Species Programme has an ongoing experiment with the introduced species called mother of millions. God’s Way Ltd volunteers are conducting an observational study on a test site in Wilkesdale, Queensland, as and when member and volunteer schedules allow. Use of privately owned land is being donated to God’s Way Ltd to trial methods and generate intellectual property regarding the natural purpose and effective management of the mother of millions plant.

Jesus & Mary have designed an experiment with the aim to suppress the regrowth of mother of millions. The experiment consists of removing the plants by hand. This step is repeated a number of times to eliminate any regrowth after initial removals.

Once an area is cleared of the introduced species, a thick layer of cardboard is laid on the ground. The cardboard is used to suppress weeds, retain moisture, introduce carbon to the system, encourage insect life and sustain worms who may be in the area as they like eating the matter very much.

The cardboard is then covered with a generous layer of topsoil & deco (decomposed granite) mix, native seeds are then spread on the soil and a layer of woodchip mulch is placed over the top.

The area is then left to be observed and see what happens. It is anticipated that the mother of millions plant will be suppressed and the conditions for other species of seeds to germinate will be created, enabling a variety of new plants to establish themselves in the area.

Experimental method: Cardboard, Topsoil and deco, Seed, Mulch

A layer of cardboard, topsoil and deco mix, sprinkled with a variety of native seed species and covered with a layer of hardwood mulch.

Experiment Method

Experiment Method

The bales of pre used cardboard used in the experiment go through a sorting process to remove any plastic and non-decomposable material that may have been included. Often cardboard has a plastic or oily/waxy coatings that insects do not enjoy eating and which prevents essential moisture and air from reaching the soil underneath.

Jesus & Tristan remove plastic from cardboard collected from local green grocer, April 2020.
Cardboard (with plastic removed) is loaded into tip truck to be distributed to experiment areas, April 2020.
Volunteers sort and distribute cardboard to experiment areas, May 2020
Cardboard is laid down in experiment areas ready for topsoil to be added, May 2020.
Cardboard with soil ready to be spread and then seeded,
April 2020.
Plastic is removed from cardboard that will be laid on top of weeded areas, April 2020.
Volunteers sort cardboard remove plastic, waxy and other impediments before it is used in the weed suppression experiment, May 2020.
Volunteers sort and distribute cardboard, May 2020.
Cardboard is laid ready for topsoil, seed and mulch to be added, May 2020.
Cardboard, soil, seed & mulch experiment to suppress regrowth of invasive weed species, May 2020.
Progress on invasive weed experiment, stages can be seen of: cardboard; cardboard covered with soil; and cardboard, soil, seed and mulch, May 2020.

Path Maintenance Experiment

Jesus is doing an experiment at his & Mary’s property to suppress re-growth on paths around dwellings.

The experiment consisted of two methods:

Method 1
  • Remove any regrowth
  • Lay cardboard over the area where the plants were removed
  • Add a thick layer of duboisia mulch over the cardboard
  • Add more mulch every 2-3 years to maintain pathways.

So far this has been effective at suppressing plant growth on the pathways and moisture is collected at the edge of the pathways so plants are still encouraged and supported to grow alongside but not on access ways.

Method 1 photos

Remove weeds, lay down a thick layer of cardboard, cover with duboisia mulch.

Weeds on the pathways around the ecotent, April 2020.
Weeds have been removed and cardboard is laid onto the parthways, the tractor delivers duboisia mulch to cover the cardboard, March 2021.
Cardboard laid over the pathways to supress weed regrowth, April 2020.
Cardboard laid over the pathways after weeds have been removed, April 2020.
Cardboard is laid over pathways to suppress weed regrowth,
April 2020.
Cardboard is laid over pathways to suppress weed regrowth, April 2020
Cardboard laid over pathway, April 2020.
Duboisia spread over the top of the cardboard layer.
Cardboard layer over the pathways that have been weeded.
Duboisia covering the cardboard, same view as previous image.
Ecotent path maintenance experiment complete with cardboard and a fresh layer of duboisia, August 2020.
Method 2
  • Leave regrowth in path area
  • Lay the cardboard over the regrowth (the area where the path/access way will be)
  • Add a thick layer of duboisia mulch over the cardboard
  • Add more mulch every 2-3 years to maintain pathways.

Method two is a newer experiment which has so far also been effective in suppressing plant growth on the pathways. Over time it will become apparent if the weeding in Method 1 was actually necessary or not. If no weeding is required it saves many hours of labour.

Whichever method proves to be most efficient and economical can then be used around other dwellings on God’s Way Ltd properties.

Method 2 photos

A thick layer of cardboard is laid over the top of the weeds then covered with duboisia mulch.

Ecotent pathways covered in weeds, April 2020.
Thick layer of cardboard laid down over the weeds, May 2020.
Weeds growing on the parthways around the ecotent, April 2020.
Ecotent pathways covered with a thick layer of duboisia over the cardboard, June 2020.

Plant & Machinery Branch

Heavy Machinery Maintenance

At the end of July a number of volunteers were trained in heavy machinery maintenance and the basics of machinery operation so that more than one volunteer can manage the Terrace Project and any other project involving the heavy machinery.

Volunteers enjoyed learning about the machinery and had the opportunity to effectively continue the terrace project as a team effort.

Heavy machinery service & maintenance training, excavator is greased,
July 2020.
Volunteers learn heavy machinery maintenance, July 2020.
Heavy machinery service & maintenance training, dozer air filter is removed & cleaned,
July 2020.
Catherine learns to maintain her machinery, July 2020.
Catherine learns basic service & maintenance skills for her machinery, July 2020.

Construction Branch

Function Centre Caretaker’s Residence Renovation Project

The renovation at the Function Learning Centre Caretakers property continues. Work inside the house has been on hold while other projects, namely establishing water collection systems have taken priority. During June and July the focus of the renovation project has been on:

  • Commence landscaping around the house
  • Yard clean up, including removal of fences, rubbish, and items that are no longer needed. These items were given to others or taken to the dump depending on their usefulness, quality and condition
  • Preparation for solar hot water system installation
  • Preparation for dam water tanks installation

Commenced earthworks (but not finished) for preparation of:

  • level pathways
  • underground pipe lines
  • tank pads
  • solar hot water system
  • maintenance free access to the washing line

All other areas in the garden will be planned as experimental style gardens.

Parts of the earthwork preparations were completed e.g. trenches dug to lay pipes in, but pathways, laying of pipes and backfilling, solar hot water system have yet to be installed and or finished off properly.

Excavator digs pipelines, caretakers residence, June 2020.
Pipline trench dug, careteakes, July 2020.
A volunteer moves pipe to be used as a conduit under the roadway, June 2020.
Volunteers lay a conduit pipe under the road to run other pipes through for ease of access, June 2020.
Excavator digs drainage lines to lay pipes in, June 2020.
Trench complete, ready to lay pipe. Conduit pipe inserted, June 2020.
A trench is dug to lay pipe lines, caretakers residence, June 2020.
Back filling conduit pipe trench,
June 2020.

The path areas were created with a base layer of deco (decomposed granite, that was excavated from the dam extension on the same property) which was levelled to provide a flat surface. In time, the paths will be laid with geohex, a grid style locking path system and will finally be topped off with decorative stone. This will create low maintenance access to the house and other buildings.

Caretakers residence back garden area before earthworks began, May 2020.
Earthworks begin on caretakers residence back garden area, June 2020.
Caretakers residence back garden area, levelling complete, June 2020.
Backyard area levelled at the Caretakers dwelling,
June 2020
Back garden area levelled and ready for deco (decomposed granite), June 2020
Caretakers residence back garden area before earthworks began, May 2020.
Caretakers residence back garden area during earthworks, June 2020.
Caretakers back garden area, June 2020.
Backyard levelled, temporary path in place to prevent dirt being walked into the house,
July 2020.
Caretakers residence back garden with temporary path installed, July 2020.
Caretakers residence back garden with temporary geohex path, July 2020.
Solar hotwater site (levelled pad)
Caretakers residence solar hotwater installation site, before earthworks begin, May 2020.
Caretakers residence solar hotwater site during earthworks, June 2020.
Caretakers residence solar hotwater site ready for geohex & decorative stone to be installed, July 2020.
Tank pad construction

A tank pad was created to hold 2 x 22,500L dam water tanks. This pad is situated at the highest point closest to the caretakers house in order to provide gravity fed water rather than needing pumps to move the water about. The dam water will be used to water gardens and the tank positions will also allow for a water truck to back up and fill a portable tank via gravity feed. Additionally the dam water tanks will have a quick link up to fill fire-fighting trucks if needed.

Tank pad area before earthworks began, June 2020.
Excavator shapes tank pad, June 2020.
Tank pad area is shaped and levelled, June 2020.
Volunteer spreads mulch over bank to prevent erosian, June 2020.
Tank pad level and complete, June 2020.
Tank pad area ready for earthworks to begin, May 2020.
Tank pad during excavator earthworks, careteakers, June 2020.
A volunteer checks tank pad levels during earthworks, June 2020.
Mulch is spread over tank pad bank to prevent erosian, June 2020.
Tank pad is complete, June 2020.

Six water tanks (4 that were transported earlier in the year from the Environment Learning Centre and 2 originally from the caretakers property) needed cleaning out before installation. As the tanks were tipped up onto their side and easy to roll, the inside of the tanks received a good pressure clean.

The 4 x green tanks will be used at the new 10m x 10m shed location at the Function Learning Centre while the 2 x blue tanks are to be used at the Caretaker’s property to store dam water.

Watertanks waiting to be cleaned, July 2020.
Contractor cleans inside of watertanks, July 2020.
Contractor enters watertank to clean it, July 2020.
Contractor ready to clean out watertanks, July 2020.
Inside of watertanks are cleaned, July 2020.
Volunteer conducts safety check on tank cleaner, July 2020.
Tank cleaner emerges from inside watertank, July 2020.

HDPE Plastic Welding Experiment

Jesus designed an overflow system for the water tanks. As one tank is filled overflow water then flows into the next tank and so on. In order for the design to work plumbing fitting are required to be attached to the water tanks. There were some issues with attaching the fittings to ensure the flanges were flush with the tanks so water didn’t leak out.

This is what a flange looks like. A flange will be attached to the tank so that overflow pipes can be inserted. The tank wall where the flange is to be attached is not flat so the flange does not fit flush (snugly) to the side of the tank. Experiments are being conducted on how to remedy this issue.
(Thanks to rain harvest for the image).

So, Jesus and the construction branch carried out tests with the plastic that the tanks are made out of, called HDPE (High Density Polyethylene). Experience and understanding of HDPE’s properties were required to see how the product reacts when heated and moulded with the intention to use this to attach the plumbing fittings and possibly carry out repairs on tanks should they break or crack in the future. A volunteer conducted experiments in order to understand the product and determine the scope of work they were capable of carrying out in regards to doing repair work on the tanks if required.

The founding members and directors were hoping to be able to melt the plastic to a liquid in order to pour it. Tests were carried out to experiment with the material.

The first test started at HDPE’s known melting point of 180 degrees Celsius and moved up in increments from there.

Chopped up HDPE plastic blocks.
Using an old oven and ovenproof container to melt the HDPE in.
At 200 degrees C. oven, the plastic had a surface temperature of 175 degrees C.
At 220 degrees C. oven, the plastic had a surface temperature of 175 degrees C.
At 240 degrees C. (maximium temperature of oven), the plastic had a surface temperature of 207 degrees C.

At this point the plastic begins to smell which means it has gone to its maximum melting point and is at a burn stage. As plastic burns it releases toxic fumes, so the experiment was terminated at this point.

An in-oven thermometer was brought in at a later stage to test the accuracy of the ovens digital dial temperature display. At a display of 240 degrees on the oven, the actual temperature was 225 degrees Celsius on the thermometer.

Volunteers found that the HDPE softens to what looks like liquid but is still far too thick to pour.

The next stage of testing will be with plastic welding equipment. The required equipment will be researched and purchased in the coming months.

Function Centre Caretaker’s Shed Extension Project

During the work period Jesus designed and Cornelius (David Walsh), under direction of Jesus, drew up plans of a proposed new shed extension at the Function Centre Caretaker’s property. These plans will be sent out to a shed company in order to obtain a quote for the works.

The proposed extension will provide a roof area over the space between an existing shed (20m x 10m) and 3 x shipping containers (20m long). This new roof area will provide a covered space allowing for drive-through servicing of heavy machinery which can be used in all weather conditions, and undercover workshop area and access to the containers.

The roof area will also collect fresh rain water to fill up rain water tanks. Rain and ground water is the only source of water in the Cushnie area (rural Queensland), there are no council or local government water services.

The shipping containers were modified into storage spaces when they arrived last year. Two of the shipping containers had the end doors removed and were butted together, making them into one long storage area. One of the containers has a bank of side opening doors and the other has 2 x end opening doors. There were temporary covers over where the containers joined, last work period the join was sealed with made to order metal coverings called flashings in order to weather proof the gap. And a metal ramp was also installed inside the containers to bridge the height difference between the 2 container floors.

Wall join flashing with rubber flaps to allow door to open 180 degrees, but still be weatherproof when closed.
Wall join flashing with rubber flaps to allow door to open 180 degrees, but still be weatherproof when closed.
Green manure seedling sprouting radish
Inside container showing, ramp connecting the two containers and the floor and wall join flashings.
Green manure seedling sprouting radish
Flashings cover the external join on the roof of the containers.
Caretakers shed and shipping containers, May 2020.

Water Management Systems

10m x 10m Shed Build

A new 10 metre x 10 metre shed was constructed on the Function Learning Centre. The shed site is situated on a hill above the Terrace Project. The roof of the shed will capture fresh rain water, which provides fresh drinking water for the location (which currently has none). This water will be stored in 2 x 22,500 Litre tanks. There are an additional 2 x 22,500 Litre water tanks that will store dam water under the shed. The dam water will be pumped up to the tanks from the dam on the Function Learning Centre Caretakers property. The pumping system is currently being researched and designed.

The 4 tanks are located under the roof of the shed in order to protect them from weathering. The water can be gravity fed covering most watering requirements on both the Function Centre and Caretakers’ property. The water will mainly be used on the terraces which have been or will be planted out with a wide variety of Australian native flora seeds, including trees, shrubs, flowers, grasses, vines and many other species.

The shed site on the Function Learning Centre was chosen as it is one of the two highest points on the property. The site was lightly cleared over a year ago in anticipation of the proposed shed.

Earlier in 2020 a shed was selected and engineering plans provided by the shed company. The site was then set-out (prepared, measured and string levels set up) ready to bore the foundation piers.

10m x 10m shed site marked out ready for shed footings to be drilled.
Footing hole complete, June 2020.
Footing holes with rubble next to them, June 2020.
Excavator bores footing holes for 10m x 10m shed, June 2020.
Corner footing hole complete, June 2020.
Footing holes complete with rubble removed, June 2020.

Once the foundation holes were bored and cleaned out, formwork was constructed to provide the shape and position of the concrete piers.

Form work for footings in place over each hole, June 2020.

Thread steel rod cages were then made. The footing design including the cages were designed by Jesus and Corny to ensure strong foundations that can be standardised and used for future building projects.

Hanging supports (larger lengths of steel) and spacer (small rectangle in foreground) components used to hold the steel rod cages in place when the concrete is poured.
Steel rods and pipe bender (blue contraption) to curve the ends of the rods (see right hand rod pile).
Assembled cages. The blue tape indicates where the concrete level will be poured up to, June 2020.
Assembled metal cage with support, ready to be suspended in the hole for the concrete pour.

Metal suspension supports (round metal rings in photo below) were constructed to support the steel rod cages to stay in critical positions during the concrete pour.

The cages hang off these supports before the concrete is then poured around them.

Metal suspension support and steel cage before being positioned in the hole.
Metal suspension support to hold steel cages in place and provide formwork for concrete pour.
The metal cages hang suspended from the suspension support formwork, June 2020.
Footing holes, metal suspension supports & steel cages in position for concrete pour, June 2020.

The cages are encased in concrete in the holes except for the top 30mm of thread which sticks out of the concrete when finished for the shed to be bolted to.

Once the concrete had been given time to cure (usually 7 days) the saddle bracket that connects the shed to the concrete piers was installed.

Note: the centre piers will have removable posts, hence no saddle brackets.

Concrete pier (poured concrete) is in place, the top of the steel cage is then bolted onto the saddle brackets.
Corny attaches saddle brackets to the tips of the steel rods in the cages.
Saddle bracket bolted to the concrete piers.
Footings for 10m x 10m shed build complete.
Piers attached and saddle brackets with shed posts ready to be bolted onto the footings.
Concrete piers (poured concrete), saddle brackets attached to piers.
Saddle bracket being bolted to the steel cages and concrete piers.
Pile of shed posts await installation.
Shed post positioned ready to attach to saddle bracket.

The Shed is now ready to be built by contractors.

Shed site with footings complete, June 2020.
Scissor lifter on site to help contractors build the 10m x 10m shed.
Footings in place ready for shed to be erected, June 2020.
First stage of 10m x 10m shed build complete, June 2020.

First stage of shed construction complete, middle steel posts, reinforcement bracing, gutters and tanks still to be installed.

Shed side view, July 2020.
Shed front view, July, 2020.
Shed end view, July 2020.

With the shed in place, a large 300mm gutter was installed, ready to catch rain from the roof.

Gutter installation was completed.

Installion of metal plates behind the tin wall to support gutter brackets, June 2020.
Scaffolding in position to attach guttering to shed, June 2020.
Gutter installed side view, July 2020.
Gutter installed back view, July 2020.

Deco (decomposed granite, a stone type of material, excavated during Function Learning Centre Caretakers dam extension), was spread out onto the shed floor area by the tractor. A concreting screed was then used to level out the floor area under the roof of the shed. This created a very level, flat area to position the 2 x rain water and 2 x dam water tanks onto.

The deco is a local product. Crusher dust is another material that could have been used to create pads for underneath water tanks. Both materials are small stones that compact quite well. Usually the product is about 6mm (1/4 inch) in size and less.

Deco is brought in, spread out and compacted to just above level height. A concreting screed, is then used to level the surface out.

Compacted deco and screeding to create a level surface for the tanks to sit on, July 2020.
The finished product, ready for watertank installation, July 2020.

Final Thoughts

With only a small team, God’s Way Ltd members are making slow but sure progress on a number of projects.

Once again the directors thank all those who have supported God’s Way organisation over the financial year. We are grateful and wish you a wonderful second half of the year.

The directors of God’s Way Ltd.

Wattle in flower, July 2020.

Title: Activity Report: June & July, 2020
Date of Submission: 15 December 2020
Date of Event: 3 June – 28 June & 1 July – 31 July
Post Contributors: Eloisa Lytton-Hitchins, Mary Luck, David Walsh
Location: Wilkesdale, Queensland, Australia
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