Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton inspects the electrical upgrade at the Talbragar Street Scout Hall with 1st Dubbo Scouts Cubs Leader Vaughn Simmons.
An electrical upgrade has improved safety for users of the Talbragar Street Scout Hall in Dubbo, thanks to a $16,500 Federal Government grant.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton this week met with members of the 1st Dubbo Scout Group to inspect the electrical upgrade at the Scout Hall, which was made possible through funding provided under Round 6 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP).
“I am incredibly pleased to help such a wonderful community organisation like 1st Dubbo Scouts with their electrical upgrade to the Talbragar Street Scout Hall,” Mr Coulton said.
“The Talbragar Street Scout Hall is not only used by Scouts, but a number of other community groups, including the Dubbo Slot Car Club, and this project will improve the overall safety and longevity of the building for all users.
“Volunteer organisations in the Parkes electorate are pivotal to our local communities, and this program certainly goes some way to supporting them and the terrific work they do.”
1st Dubbo Scout Group Cub Scout Leader John Miller said this funding has been a great support.
“The Talbragar Street Scout Hall was built around 1950 and was in urgent need of an electrical upgrade,” Mr Miller said.
“This funding was used to upgrade the electrical switch board and sub board, remove the asbestos and ceramic fuses, install new RCD circuit breakers that are now mandatory, and install three phase service fuses. In addition, new power points, light switches, isolator switches and light fittings were installed throughout the building.”
An additional $28.2 million was provided in the 2021-22 Budget to extend the Stronger Communities Programme to a seventh round.
More information about the SCP is available at www.business.gov.au/Grants-and-Programs/Stronger-Communities-Programme.