The Gilgandra CWA rooms are usually fully booked with events to help build community and resilience, such as the Windmill Yarners Club, members’ meetings and drought relief activities.
Gilgandra CWA Treasurer Julie Sawley and President Helen Oates say the group is highly appreciative of the difference Inland Rail’s grant has made.
“We would not have been able to purchase these chairs without this grant,” Julie said.
President Oates adds: “Inland Rail has been very helpful and has allowed us to upgrade our facilities. That is something that we would not have been able to do for quite some time.
“These grants provide a great opportunity to bring some stability back into our groups that has been impeded by the loss of income to rural areas because of the drought and then COVID-19,” she said.
Applications for the next Community Sponsorships and Donations round close on 31 October 2020 with funding of between $1,000 and $4,000 per project available.
Email IRCommunitySponsorships@artc.com.au for more information.
December 2, 2020
Cleaner ride while horsing around in Seymour
Horse riders with a disability will enjoy a better riding experience at Seymour’s Kings Park, thanks to a new tow-and-collect machine purchased by Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Seymour with support from Inland Rail’s Community Sponsorships and Donations program.
December 2, 2020
Inland Rail project exceeds targets for sustainable practices
The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) exceeded its sustainability targets on the first completed section of the railway project between Parkes and Narromine with the redeployment of more than 98% of the existing steel rail track and recycling nearly 47,000 timber sleepers.