Two new kitchens, funded by a $50,881 State Government grant, has Ashford Local Aboriginal Land Council seeing double, with board members Kara Talbot, left, Margaret Green, Brian Talbot, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, Christine Allen, CEO Leanne Kelly, Leo Saunders and Hilla Pendlebury.
Monday, 30 May 2022
ASHFORD Local Aboriginal Land Council (ALALC) is seeing double following the installation of a new kitchen and renovation of its former kitchenette, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall last week joining CEO Leanne Kelly and Members of the Aboriginal Community of Ashford for a morning tea.
$50,881 was provided for the project through the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program, which reinvests a contribution from the State’s registered clubs machine profits back into community projects.
Mr Marshall said the new kitchen will ensure the building meets modern health standards and increase the number of events the venue can host.
“From health programs to the delivery of training courses, Ashford LALC is a one-stop-shop for social support,” Mr Marshall said.
“In order to enhance the building’s functionality this grant has allowed the LALC to install a brand new kitchen.
“The building now also has two cooktops, two ovens, and two sinks, meaning double the amount of catering can be performed.
“There is a huge amount of benchtop area for food preparation, along with ample pantry and storage space.
“New appliances have been added, including a dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer.
“Centrally located on Albury Street, throughout the year the building is utilised for all manner of initiatives, including the delivery of TAFE courses, Visiting Medical and other Clinics, Members Meetings, School Excursions, and the all-important flu vaccination clinics.
“This renovation will go a long way to ensuring Ashford LALC can maintain these programs now, and into the future.”
Ashford LALC CEO Leanne Kelly said the new kitchen’s continued an ongoing refurbishment of the land council building.
“The installation of the new kitchen in the meeting room area and renovation of the office kitchen looks amazing,” Ms Kelly said.
“I want to thank Adam and the Office of Responsible Gambling for the funding to undertake this project.”