New Tin Shed boss raises a glass to the community


Jeremy Lebeuf

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New Tin Shed boss, Kyle Livingston has a strong focus on community in the club's future. Image: Jeremy Lebeuf.
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Four months into his new role as general manager of the Tin Shed (Douglas Community & Sports Club Inc.), Kyle Livingston has taken the charge of ‘All for one, one for all’ as he rallies for the club to further support the community. 

The Tin Shed has always had a strong connection to the essence of the community with an affinity to its history and culture, through their time they have humbly supported all branches of local groups however, with Mr Livingston at the helm he would like to see the club do more. 

Mr Livingston said he wants the club to be more prominent in the community and be very much the ‘Community Club’.

“I would love to see all the events in the community like the NYE fireworks and Carnivale and all the things that the Council has run, for us to work alongside them, supporting them to ensure these central events happen each year, they are important to locals and visitors and give the district its unique charm.”

The Tin Shed is well known to numerous charities and sporting clubs as they generously donate to many of them throughout the year and will continue to do so.

“We already support the community and sporting clubs as much as possible but to see it on an even bigger scale would be beautiful.

“The community is extremely important to the Club; this is our way of showing our appreciation and giving back.

“Douglas Shire residents are instrumental in banding together and making real changes to the area or a specific business. I am always impressed by the people of Port Douglas and the region, their love and dedication to this area and supporting local businesses,” said Mr Livingston.

No stranger to the club, which he refers to as his second home, Mr Livingston joined the Tin Shed in 2013 as bar manager and was quickly appointed operations manager – giving him an excellent understanding on how to grow the business from strength to strength.

With the changing of the guard in such a pivotal role Mr Livingston wants to make a difference and add some value.

He is well aware that there will be challenges but knows a lot can be achieved with the right people going in the right direction.

If you have not been to the Tin Shed for a while, be assured Mr Livingston’s fresh injection of enthusiasm and passion has already seen unforgettable welcomes on their large sun swept patio.

“If you have not been on the deck for an amazing sunset, that would be one of my first reasons to visit.

“We continue to try and keep up with the trends with meals and cocktails so that we can cater for everyone that enters our venue.

“It is always changing, and our object is to get everyone to be able to relax and enjoy themselves whilst they are here,” said Mr Livingston.

An indulgence of scenery, cold beer poured to perfection, and friendly chats are the enticing mainstays of the Iconic Tin Shed - there are positive changes ahead under the leadership of Mr Livingston, for members of the club and the community. The future is as bright as one of their renowned sunsets enjoyed with a frothy.

“I feel it is a perfect time to reassure and reintroduce the club to being what it is and always will be, a Community & Sports Club.

"The Tin Shed is always open to ideas and looking to help in our region in various ways. You only need to ask sporting clubs in the area to see how much we assist,” said Mr Livingston.

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