$15,000 STATE FUNDING TO HELP GUYRA RESIDENTS BECOME MORE TECH SAVY

$15,000 STATE FUNDING TO HELP GUYRA RESIDENTS BECOME MORE TECH SAVY

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall met with staff at the Guyra Shire Support Service Centre to announce a $15,000 grant to install several computers in the centre. Pictured from left are Karl Bock, Wendy Warner, Mayor Hans Hietbrink, Adam Marshall, Sally Burey and Deputy Mayor Audrey McArdle.

GUYRA Shire Council’s recent win in the NSW Government’s Creating Livable Communities competition will see the creation of interactive kiosk at the Guyra Home Support Services Centre, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.

 

Mr Marshall said council had been awarded $15,000 to undertake the project which will give residents of Guyra who are aged or have a disability access to the internet, as well as training on how to navigate various sites.

 

“The project will involve installing several computers at the Guyra Home Support Services Centre and the staff will provide training for participants who are keen to navigate sites such as social media, online banking and shopping and any other service sites they may need to use,” Mr Marshall said.

 

“It’s a great idea as there are many in our community who don’t have access to the internet in their homes or are just a little nervous about using a computer and finding their way around the internet.

 

“With this interactive kiosk they can get the assistance they need as well as the access.

 

“I’m delighted council has been awarded this funding, the project will certainly reap excellent long term benefits for the residents of Guyra.”

 

Guyra Shire’s Manager of Planning and Community Service Karl Bock said council was delighted it could now go ahead with the creation of the kiosk and would be placing the computer stations in a purpose-built room at the centre.

 

“The Guyra Shire Home Support Services is the hub for information and socialization for those members of our community who are aged or people with disability so this kiosk will certainly be an excellent addition to the services already being offered by the dedicated staff,” Mr Bock said.

 

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