Going with the flow

o Keep it coming: Karinya committee members Gwen Parker and John Page discuss further development options with member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall.
Nanjing Night Net

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall visited the Karinya complex on Thursday, April 24, to inspect the results of the organisation’s first government-funded project since 1983, following the rollout of approximately $20,000 in grants funding in 2013.

While the funding project was initiated by former member for Northern Tablelands Richard Torbay, the funding process was later overseen by Mr Marshall who commended the Karinya projects committee on offering consistent and excellent service to the residents.

“It has been amazing, the level of services they have been able to offer, without government funding,” Mr Marshall said when delivering the funding last year.

Following issues with stormwater drainage off Grovers Lane at the rear of the Karinya complex, the funding was directed towards the establishment of stormwater redirection from the centre of the complex to the south and then into the stormwater drainage infrastructure on Grey Street.

Karinya’s John Brien was on hand with project leaders John and Shirley Page, Maureen Campbell, Jan Sharman and committee treasurer Gwen Parker, to show Mr Marshall the finished development successfully tendered by Glen Innes Severn Council.

Mr Brien commended council on its work to complete the project, drafting final designs and later constructing the drainage system.

“In my opinion they have done a first class job.” Mr Brien said.

Running in conjunction with the drainage project, Mr Brien said the final stages of establishing a pump to transport water from the existing well to service the general maintenance of the complex will be completed shortly with a mind to conserving local resources.

Both Mr Brien and Mr Page agreed that the new drainage works have secured the facility against significant water damage, addressing the previous issue of water draining directly through the complex.

“If you get water above the damp course in any building you have problems,” Mr Brien said, noting the new works should address the drainage issue to the benefit of Karinya residents.

Mr Marshall was pleased with the progress following the delivery of government funding, turning an eye to further developments that could gain higher government support following the success of the current project.

“There are always improvements to be made,” Mr Marshall said.

With a flagpole to be erected soon at the Karinya facility, the committee was confident that the final works to put the existing well into operation would be completed in the near future.

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