Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, left, at the site of the new Moreena Units access ramp, with unit resident Peter Stacy, Moree Homes for the Aged Reserve Trust president Lorraine Bartel, treasurer Kaye Bverger, secretary Jay McNamara and resident Edith Garvey.
Monday, 12 September 2016
THE residents of Moree’s Moreena Units, many of them elderly and with disabilities, will have easier access to the facility’s kitchen and communal room after the Units’ managing trust won a $1,810 grant from the State Government.
“By building a concrete access ramp with this Public Reserves Management Fund grant, the Trust is doing a lot with a small outlay to improve the quality of life of its residents,” said local MP Adam Marshall, who visited the Units recently.
“Moreena Units delivers an essential service in Moree, giving older people with limited means a comfortable and friendly lodging place.
“I have great admiration for the work of Lorraine Bartel and her fellow members of the Moree Homes for the Aged Reserve Trust. This access ramp is another example of the support the Trust provides for its residents, despite a very tight budget.”
The 2016/17 funding allocation from the Public Reserves Management Fund (PRMF) is part of an $18 million annual program of grants and loans from the NSW Government to support the development, maintenance and protection of our public reserves.
“Public reserves in our region such as sportsgrounds, showgrounds, community halls, walking tracks and local parks are valued places which are used by our local community every day,” Mr Marshall said.
“This funding is not only vital to the success of our regional communities, but also supports the role our professional and volunteer managers play in the ongoing management of the reserves.
“This funding will allow our local managers to now implement the improvements required to ensure these important places can continue to be enjoyed by our local community now and into the future.”
This year, more than $550,000 was secured from the PRMF for projects across the Northern Tablelands.