Mu­ru­juga ben­e­fits from Kan­ga­roo Hill de­mo­li­tion

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

■ Nearly 600 beds, fridges and TV sets, as well as air-con­di­tion­ers, ta­bles and chairs, have been do­nated to Mu­ru­juga Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion from the de­mo­li­tion of Kan­ga­roo Hill Vil­lage in Dampier.

CMA Delta and Mal­lard Con­tract­ing are un­der­tak­ing the de­mo­li­tion of the ex-Rio Tinto camp and saw an op­por­tu­nity to re­use the items. Mu­ru­juga chief ex­ec­u­tive Ron Critch­ley said there were a lot of fam­i­lies to do­nate the goods to.

“Robby (Mal­lard) got the con­tract to re­move ev­ery­thing from Kan­ga­roo Hill,” he said.

“He spoke to the Rio Tinto peo­ple, who spoke to us and made the of­fer, which we read­ily ac­cepted on be­half of our mem­bers.

“These beds are fairly new so ev­ery­one can prob­a­bly get an up­graded bed and we’ll prob­a­bly help out a few char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tions around the place as well.

“The El­ders’ Vil­lage in Roe­bourne isn’t fur­nished yet, so if they need beds in their sec­ond and third bed­rooms, they can cer­tainly get one of those and ev­ery unit can get a fridge as well.”

Mr Critch­ley said items could be sold off to the com­mu­nity to re­cover the cost of con­tainer hire if there was any­thing left over. Rio Tinto in­dige­nous busi­ness de­vel­op­ment spe­cial­ist Vicki Kirk said the do­na­tion of as­sets was a good way to re­use goods from Rio Tinto camps.

“It is great to see Abo­rig­i­nal busi­ness Mal­lard Con­tract­ing en­gaged in the de­mo­li­tion of one of Rio Tinto’s camps, Kan­ga­roo Hill lo­cated in Dampier, and to be in­volved in the sup­port­ing the Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­nity,” she said.

Pic­ture: Tom Zaun­mayr

CMA Delta rep­re­sen­ta­tive Chris Anas­taz­jew, Rio Tinto spe­cial­ist busi­ness devel­oper Vicki Kirk, Mu­ru­juga Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion chief ex­ec­u­tive Ron Critch­ley and Mal­lard Con­tract­ing man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Robby Mal­lard.

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