Parabur­doo sup­port

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Sup­port for Parabur­doo fam­i­lies and com­mu­nity mem­bers is ex­pected to in­crease, as part of the re­newed part­ner­ship be­tween Rio Tinto and Karin­gal Neighbourhood Cen­tre.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives gath­ered at Karin­gal to sign the three-year $180,000 agree­ment.

Rio Tinto com­mu­ni­ties and com­mu­ni­ca­tions gen­eral man­ager Linda Daw­son said it was good to hear of the pos­i­tive out­comes the cen­tre was pro­vid­ing the Parabur­doo com­mu­nity.

“Our part­ner­ship builds a more con­nected and en­gaged com­mu­nity by en­abling the de­liv­ery of lo­cal pro­grams and events that bring peo­ple to­gether and make a re­mote town like Parabur­doo feel less iso­lated,” she said.

“We look for­ward to the con­tin­ued devel­op­ment of the cen­tre and the progress they’re mak­ing to en­hance town vi­brancy by de­vel­op­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for net­work­ing, skill-shar­ing and fam­ily health ini­tia­tives.” The pro­gram sup­ports the de­liv­ery of learn­ing pro­grams, work­shops and classes, mar­ket days, arts and cul­ture, and fam­ily health.

Karin­gal man­ager Ni­cholas Young said the cen­tre helped res­i­dents feel at home in the town.

“Our part­ner­ship with Rio Tinto will pro­vide many op­por­tu­ni­ties for com­mu­nity mem­bers,” he said.

“In ad­di­tion we will con­tinue to be a key con­nec­tion and ser­vice agency the com­mu­nity can rely on for sup­port.”

Picture: Rio Tinto

Karin­gal Neighbourhood Cen­tre man­ager Nick Young, with Sophia and Karin­gal Neighbourhood Cen­tre pres­i­dent Anna Palmer, and Rio Tinto gen­eral man­ager com­mu­ni­ties and com­mu­ni­ca­tions Linda Daw­son.

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