Gwydir Industries Incorporated has been successful in securing funding from the Commonwealth Government to undertake much needed upgrades of their rear workshop and furniture restoration rooms.
Federal Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton today announced $20,000 for Gwydir Industries through Round 2 of the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP).
Mr Coulton said that this upgrade project fulfils the intention of the Coalition’s SCP.
“The purpose of this programme is to improve local community participation and cohesion whilst contributing to vibrant and viable communities,” Mr Coulton said.
“This project will improve the comfort and safety for all Gwydir Industries’ employees in a hot climate enabling them to produce more products for sale to increase income as well as provide training and real work opportunities in supported employment to assist people with disabilities.”
Mr Coulton is a passionate advocate of the Stronger Communities Programme and was overwhelmed by the community response he received for both Round 1 and now Round 2 from right across the federal electorate of Parkes.
“For a long time I felt there was a need for greater support for incorporated not-for-profit and local government organisations to help build and maintain small infrastructure projects that would benefit our local communities,” Mr Coulton said.
“The fact that my office received over 160 expressions of interests for projects under Rounds 1 and 2 of this programme certainly confirms my belief that there is a need for this type of funding and I am extremely pleased to be able to help do something about it.
“Our local volunteer organisations such as Gwydir Industries are pivotal to our community’s identities and this programme certainly goes some way to supporting them and the terrific work they do.”