$50K will go to farm revamp
Geraldton Streetwork Aboriginal Corporation has received $50,000 to repair, upgrade and improve Gunnado Farm.
The money will be used in part to renew and add disability access, upgrade the wheelchair access ramp at Alice Nannup Youth Art Centre, replace the steps and the railing at Bush Kitchen, replace the deck at the river view lookout and upgrade smoke alarms.
Streeties operations manager Merrilyn Green said a youth healing camp was also in the works.
“Some of the money will go to purchasing tents for the development of a healing camp,” she said.
“Young people and their families can come up to stay at the farm and talk through their issues in a way aligned with indigenous culture.”
Gunnado Farm stretches across 160ha of land in Walkaway.
The $50,000 pledge to upgrade the farm is part of the WA Government’s Local Projects, Local Jobs program.
“We’re extremely happy to receive the funding as it’s a fantastic opportunity for us to do these very important upgrades,” Ms Green said.
“We work closely with (Northern Agricultural Catchments Council) and Central Regional TAFE to run programs on the farm too, such as land management.”
Members of the Streeties board and representatives from WA Labor, NACC, Batavia Coast Maritime Institute, Central Regional TAFE and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.