Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry today marked the completion of the Talbot Estate bathroom facilities upgrade.
The estate which provides low-cost housing rentals for aged pensioners received joint funding by the Australian Government ($200,000) and ($253,000) from its own reserves for the project.
Federal Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry said the upgrades were desperately needed and have been welcomed by the Talbot Estate community that is home to one hundred residents.
“The project refurbished 55-year-old-bathroom facilities in 36 aged pensioner units to meet Workplace Health and Safety standards.
“The upgrades commenced in July 2019 and were finished in August of this year.
“It was 100% local with all labour and building supplies being sourced and purchased in Rockhampton.
“We are backing these projects, so locals have the facilities for the future, while creating jobs,” Ms Landry said.
The project was approved under Round 3 of the Building Better Regions Fund.
Talbot Estate Inc’s Acting President Mr Graeme Brady (OAM) said the joint funding allowed the upgrades of their bathrooms to occur much sooner than previously planned.
“I would like to thank all those involved especially our manager Mr Brad Keyworth who oversaw the project, to all the trades involved, the residents for their patience and understanding.
“A special thanks also needs to go to the Federal Government and especially Ms Michelle Landry, our Federal Member for Capricornia for her full support,” Mr Brady said.