Touriandi lodge seeks funding for waste storage facility

November 4, 2014

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall met with staff from Bingara’s Touriandi Lodge, Tuesday October 28 to discuss their plans to upgrade waste storage facilities.

Anne Withers, Adam Marshall, David Young, Noelene Ozols.Touriandi Lodge Manager Anne Withers, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall, and Touriandi Committee members David Young and Noelene Ozols.

Mr Marshall said the popular and highly regarded aged care facility needed around $13,000 to build a new shed to store waste material and he would be seeking the funding from the NSW Government for the upgrade.

“Touriandi is an excellent agedcare facility which is well supported by the Bingara community and I’m more than happy to help them source this funding,” he said.

“This new shed will allow staff to store biological waste material outside the Lodge and make it easier to collect.

“Many other facilities send their waste material to landfill and I commend the lodge for choosing a more environmentally friendly method by employing a specialist sanitary company removing the waste every few weeks.

“The project is very important as it will improve the way the Lodge deals with its waste products and as it is a not-for-profit facility, they have very limited fund to make these sorts of improvements.”

Mr Marshall said the company which serviced Touriandi collected the waste product every two weeks so it was important the Lodge had a waste storage facility that was an appropriate distance from the main buildings.

Touriandi Lodge Manager Anne Withers said the project was very important to help improve conditions for staff and residents and she was very grateful to receive Mr Marshall’s support.

“We have very limited funds to improve our facility and we are constantly looking for support to assist us with making improvements,” Ms Withers said.

“We are always looking for ways to make the lives of our residents more comfortable and if we can obtain funding for this storage facility, it will be wonderful.”

Earlier this year, Mr Marshall secured almost $15,000 for Touriandi to improve floor coverings through the facility.