Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall pictured with Touriandi Lodge Manager Anne Withers yesterday.
STAFF at Bingara’s Touriandi Lodge were delighted to receive news this week from Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall that they’d been successful in an application for a $13,000 NSW Government Community Building Partnership grant to assist with the construction of a new waste storage shed.
Mr Marshall was at Touriandi yesterday and said he’d met with the Lodge staff late last year and was briefed on the plans to build the storage shed.
“Touriandi is an excellent aged-care facility and their proposal had a lot of merit – I was keen to help them secure the funds to get the project underway,” Mr Marshall said.
“This new shed will allow staff to store biological waste material outside the Lodge and make it easier for the contractors to collect.
“Many other facilities send their waste material to landfill and I commend Touriandi for choosing a more environmentally friendly method by employing a specialist sanitary company removing the waste every few weeks.
“The project is very important as it will improve the way the Lodge deals with its waste products and as it is a not-for-profit facility, they have very limited fund to make these sorts of improvements.”
Mr Marshall said the company which serviced Touriandi collected the waste product every two weeks so it was important the Lodge have a waste storage facility that was away from the main building.
Touriandi Lodge Manager Anne Withers said the project was very important to help improve conditions for staff and residents and she was very grateful to have received Mr Marshall’s support.
“This is wonderful news for us – we have very limited funds to improve our facility and we are constantly applying for grants to assists us with make improvements,” Ms Withers said.
“We are always looking for ways to make the lives of our residents more so we are now looking forward to getting this storage facility built.”