Lo­cals ben­e­fit from work camp gear

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Beds from de­com­mis­sioned tem­po­rary work­ers’ camps are be­ing given a sec­ond life help­ing to pro­vide ba­sic com­forts to house­holds in a part­ner­ship be­tween Pil­bara busi­nesses.

CMA Con­tract­ing and Mal­lard Con­tract­ing have been busy strip­ping down Birra Birra A and B near Cape Lam­bert.

In­stead of throw­ing ev­ery­thing away, about 1000 beds and 45 TVs have been handed over to Naanda En­ter­prises to put back into the com­mu­nity.

Naanda manag­ing di­rec­tor Jane Tit­tums said pro­vid­ing beds for those in need was an “amaz­ing” ex­pe­ri­ence.

“We just re­cently took 12 beds around to one lady’s house,” she said. “She has chil­dren but is also a foster par­ent who just moved from Ku­nunurra with no beds and very min­i­mal fur­ni­ture. Her sis­ter who lives in Wick­ham was in the same sit­u­a­tion so we were able to give her five beds.”

CMA Con­tract­ing project man­ager Shane Botha said re­cy­cling goods from work camps was re­ward­ing.

“It is just a plea­sure to be able to help where you can,” she said.

She said sev­eral lo­cal sports clubs were also likely to ben­e­fit from the project.

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