Community

Congratulations to our 2019 Hallett Community Grant recipients

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Hallett Community Hub committee; Sam Quinn, Dennis Dalla, Greg Hall, Tessa Tiver, Debby Hale, Fiona Sullivan, Kristine Peters and Alanna Marlow (EnergyAustralia)

 

EnergyAustralia, the operator of Hallett power station, is proud to announce our support of two local community groups through the 2019 EnergyAustralia Hallett Community Grants program.

The long-awaited opening of the new Hallett Community Hub will provide a growing local community with a fantastic family friendly space for regular family nights, playgroup, community events and mental health support as well as informal get-togethers that will help newcomers get to better know their neighbours.

Whilst the project, supported by the Hallett Community and Sports Association, has been lucky enough to receive support to repurpose the old Bowling Club, the EnergyAustralia grant will fund a hot water system and a free-standing oven to provide catering options for events and allow the playgroup to cook up some delicious treats.

EnergyAustralia’s Hallett Asset Leader, Mike Clee, said “As members of the Hallett community, we know how much this space is needed in town. With the addition of a hot water system and an oven the community will now have a fantastic space where they can come together for a whole range of educational and social activities”.  

Fiona Sullivan, the Hallett Community Hub  project manager, added “We are hoping that by bringing all of the towns sporting, educational and community committees together into the one site, we will be creating and encouraging a stronger, healthier more socially inclusive community The EnergyAustralia Community Grant will allow us to add the finishing touches to the centre before it opens”.

 

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Image: Montana Virgens (Peterborough Youth Action Committee), Samara Bowden (Uniting Country SA), Nicole Lewis (Peterborough Youth Centre Coordinator), Hayley Trott (RDAYMN), Irene Limburg (Peterborough Youth Action Committee)

The idea behind the “Navigating Life” workshop series in Peterborough came out of a community brainstorm called “A pool of ideas for Peterborough”. The project identified the need for educating the local youth and young adults on important life skills. The workshop series will be delivered in joint partnership by Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North, Peterborough Youth Action Committee and Uniting Country SA.

 

Hayley Trott , Peterborough Community Development Officer, said “This workshop series will enable Peterborough’s young adults to be better participants in the community, more employable and more confident in actively participating in life. Navigating Life workshops will cover general life skills such as Cooking on a budget, a Money on my mind workshop, a Health and Wellness series, Looking after your car and First Aid. The EnergyAustralia Community Grant will allow us to purchase the equipment that is required for the class and then included in the take home packages”.  

 

Mike Clee added, “EnergyAustralia is proud to be supporting the Navigating Life workshops for the Peterborough community. We encourage the youth of Peterborough to get along and enjoy learning some new skills.”

For more information about the Hallett Community Hub visit Hallett Community Hub or the Hallett Community and Sports Association

For more information about the Navigating Life workshop series visit the Peterborough Community Development Facebook page or visit the Regional Development Australia Yorke and Mid North website.

 

For more information on the grants program visit www.energyaustralia.com.au/hallett or email the Hallett team on Hallett@energyaustralia.com.au