The Parkes Shire community is benefitting from donations of furniture and water tanks as the construction of the Parkes to Narromine leg of Inland Rail is coming to an end.
Fulton Hogan and BMD Constructions will donate furniture, purchased for staff homes in Parkes, to Can Assist.
“We have started to demobilise our work sites, and our staff are starting to leave the project and Parkes. They leave behind all their household furniture that was bought new over the last year,” said Project Director Gerard O’Connor.
“Fulton Hogan and BMD Constructions (INLink Joint Venture) wanted to give back to the community and will donate approximately 12 households worth of furniture to Can Assist in Parkes.”
The contractors also donated several 25,000 litre water tanks that were used across the 103km building site. “We wanted to show appreciation to the local community, who were and continue to be very understanding during the works, by donating them to impacted residents and the local councils.”
“We have donated 20 water tanks to residents between Parkes and Narromine, two to Narromine Shire Council and four to Parkes Shire Council,” said Gerard.
Two tanks have been delivered to Council’s Works Depot in Parkes, and the other two at the new depot in Peak Hill.