Volunteers at the Lifeline Broken Hill Tip Shop will be able to recycle goods more efficiently, with the announcement that Lifeline Broken Hill has received a $20,000 grant towards the purchase of a forklift.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton visited Lifeline Broken Hill today to share the news.
“This funding is an excellent investment in an important community initiative in Broken Hill, thanks to the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Programme (SCP),” Mr Coulton said.
“Lifeline Broken Hill services a significant number of western communities in suicide prevention, awareness and training, counselling and other vital programs.
“There is a team of 19 volunteers who assist at the Tip Shop at the waste depot on a daily basis, doing outstanding work to reduce landfill and encourage a recycling culture within the community.
“The forklift will provide a boost to current recycling operations and lessen the burden on volunteers, while also providing new skills-based training and learning opportunities.
“Congratulations to Lifeline Broken Hill CEO Scott Hammond and the rest of the Lifeline team on successfully securing this funding.”
The grant funding will be matched with a contribution from Lifeline Broken Hill.
The Australian Government funding commitment for Round Five of the SCP is $22.65 million, with funding of up to $150,000 available for each electorate. A maximum of 20 projects will be funded in each electorate, with successful projects receiving a grant between $2,500 and $20,000. For more details on the SCP – Round Five, see www.business.gov.au/assistance/stronger-communities-programme
Further updates about other successful SCP projects in the Parkes electorate will be made available in the near future.
Photo Caption: Member for Parkes Mark Coulton congratulated the Lifeline Broken Hill team, including Tip Shop Supervisor Jodie Anderson, on successfully receiving a $20,000 grant under the Stronger Communities Programme.