Member for Lockyer Jim McDonald has announced that if elected at the upcoming State Election an LNP government will provide Anuha Gatton with a much-needed funding boost of $125,000.
This funding would allow Anuha to construct permanent air-conditioned lunchrooms for staff at the organisations Material Recovery Facility.
Visiting the site to make the announcement recently, Mr McDonald said this funding is desperately needed to ensure staff can enjoy their breaks in comfort and safety.
‘Anuha and the recycling facility they operate is an incredible asset to Lockyer,’ said Mr McDonald.
‘Processing over 3000 tons of recycling each year, the facility acts as the primary recycling facility for much of the Lockyer and Somerset regions. To keep up this great work, staff at the facility need to be able to work and rest comfortably and safely and that is what this funding will allow.’
Staff at Anuha currently take their breaks in small cramped demountable buildings. Due to occupancy restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic, some staff are now forced to eat lunch outside under small marquees.
‘Many of the 45 staff at Anuha are eating their lunch on fold up tables underneath marquees. It is clear they have vastly outgrown their lunchroom. Whether it be during a 40 degree summer day, or the cold windy days we’re experiencing at the moment, the staff need better protection from the elements and I’m proud to say that is what this funding will provide,’ said Mr McDonald.
Joining Mr McDonald to make the announcement was Shadow Minister for Local Government and Member for Warrego Ann Leahy MP.
‘The work Anuha is completing at their facility in Gatton is incredible,’ said Ms Leahy.
‘Their recycling practices and service delivery are world leading and could serve as the perfect model for the establishment of similar facilities in other communities.’