Coun­cil gives award for pro­cure­ment

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News - Holly Thomp­son

For this rea­son we awarded Luke Bent­ley with the so­cial pro­cure­ment award. Michael Leers

Man­jimup shire pres­i­dent Paul Omodei has pre­sented the Depart­ment of Bio­di­ver­sity, Con­ser­va­tion and At­trac­tions War­ren dis­trict re­gional man­ager with an award for so­cial pro­cure­ment at the West­ern Aus­tralian Dis­abil­ity En­ter­prises awards night.

Held in Perth on Oc­to­ber 24, the night recog­nised en­ter­prises fo­cused on pro­vid­ing work op­por­tu­ni­ties for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties.

Shire di­rec­tor of works and ser­vices Michael Leers also at­tended the event.

He said there was eight WADE events across the State but Man­jimup was the only lo­cal gov­ern­ment to be in­volved.

“The shire is a West Aus­tralian Dis­abil­ity En­ter­prise which means it is a dis­abil­ity ser­vice provider,” he said.

Mr Leers said the shire’s homage and com­mu­nity care ser­vices and the parks and gar­dens prop­erty care team were the main pro­grams which made the shire a dis­abil­ity en­ter­prise. “The Parks and Wildlife ser­vice run through DBCA em­ploys the prop­erty care team to look af­ter a num­ber of their sites,” he said.

“For this rea­son we awarded Luke Bent­ley with the so­cial pro­cure­ment award at the cel­e­bra­tions.”

He said the coun­cil had em­ployed the prop­erty care team for the next project, which was in­stalling all the fur­ni­ture for the Town Re­vi­tal­i­sa­tion Project.

The shire has been a part of WADE for four years.

Mr Leers said the WADE’s are at the fore­front of so­cial pro­cure­ment and the award was im­por­tant for recog­nis­ing en­gage­ment from other or­gan­i­sa­tions.

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