September 10, 2020

Residents of the Yallambee Gunnedah Homes for the Aged will have a greener future thanks to funding through the federal Drought Communities Program.

Gunnedah Shire Deputy Mayor Cr Rob Hooke said Gunnedah Shire had seen 15 projects benefit from the program after putting out a call to the community late last year.

“Gunnedah Shire Council helped progress a number of projects through to the Federal Government for consideration, and we have already seen initiatives such as upgrades to Balcary Park, a new Dorothea Mackellar silo art project and improvements to the RFS Gunnedah headquarters approved for funding.

“Today, I am very happy to visit the Yallambee Gunnedah Homes for the Aged, which has had a $40,000 grant approved through the Drought Communities Program.

“This great service is offered by a not-for-profit organisation that offers budget accommodation for people over 55.

“It’s an example of one of our dedicated volunteer committees that do such good work across the shire.

“This grant is for the new watering system which will make the grounds of Yallambee more attractive for residents and visitors and will help with water conservation.

“I congratulate Yallambee and all our community and sporting groups that have successfully applied for Drought Communities funding. It is a wonderful initiative that will have long-lasting benefits in our community.”

Photo Caption: Deputy Mayor of Gunnedah Shire Rob Hooke with Yallambee committee members Margaret Dodd, Tania Keath and Helen Cruickshank.


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