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A small band of volunteers that have taken it upon themselves to spruce up Nambucca’s Coronation Park have been given a helping hand from ETC, by way of a $1800 grant for the purchase of new maintenance equipment.
President of the Coronation Park Committee of Management Trevor Keast said the grant would not only help keep the volunteers motivated, but would also ensure the grounds continued to look their best.
“Council is overloaded with work and with the weather the way it’s been the grass was getting too long, so we have been mowing the grounds every week or so and everyone has been commenting how the appearance is a lot better,” Mr Keast said.
“We have used the grant from ETC to purchase a new lawnmower, two whipper snippers, leaf blower and two pressure spray bottles.
“The new equipment will ensure volunteers are using safe, up-to-standard equipment instead of using our own personal equipment which has been suffering wear and tear for the upkeep of community land.”
Mr Keast said there are more than 400 users of the playing fields, including local Rugby League and Soccer teams.
ETC Director Peter Wilson said ETC was pleased to be able to support the Coronation Park Committee of Management through the ETC Community Support Fund.
“ETC is setting aside $200,000 per annum through the ETC Community Support Fund. The fund is designed to help organisations improve the social and economic development of local communities,” Mr Wilson said.
“ETC is proud to be a not-for-profit company and we are confident the money we are donating will help make a more positive future for our community.
“Since 1989, ETC has placed over 51,000 Australians into jobs, trained more than 23,000 people, helped over 34,000 small businesses to start-up and grow, and contributed in excess of $25 million to the local communities in which we operate.”