The Inspiration

Morwell Bowls Club loves their Lightweight Structure so much they’re installing another one on their second green. 

CEO Col Pearce says the existing cover provided excellent protection from the chilling Victorian wind and rain and allowed night-time play. “The cover allows us to bowl 24-7, 365 days of the year,” Mr Pearce said.

“Our current shade structure was installed four years ago, and was the first of its type in Victoria.”

He said the project was inspired by Lightweight Structures’ very first installation at Mooloolaba.

Business Stability

“Our Operations Manager was holidaying at Mooloolaba & saw the development, and could see how such structures could potentially improve our facility and business,” Mr Pearce said. 

“Having protection from the elements has definitely stabilised our business, because we can now schedule competitions with confidence, knowing that events will go ahead irrespective of the weather.”

The Result

“As a result of having a Sun Smart shade over our green, we have developed a very strong schools program, and have twice been the recipient of the Community Club Victoria Youth Development Award.

“The structure is a real talking point, and when it is lit up at night, it is quite spectacular.”

The Experience

“We are in the process of planning a second shade structure with Trevor, and from my perspective, it has been a fantastic experience. 

“Trevor has basically taken care of everything, right down to the planning permit. He knows what he is doing and is familiar with all of the processes around building a structure like this.”

“It takes a great deal of stress away from me, knowing that someone so experienced is handling it".


  • Project Name: Morwell Bowling Club 

  • Address: 52 Hazelwood Road Victoria.

  • Fabric: Serge Ferrari 1002T2

  • Size: 1742m2

  • Built: October 2014

Colin Pearce, CEO, Morwell Bowls Club, Victoria.

Colin Pearce, CEO, Morwell Bowls Club, Victoria.