Moree's Gwydir Industries employees given $11,000 to boost worker safety

EMPLOYEES at Moree’s Gwydir Industries will have stable footing as they build a solid foundation of work skills, thanks to an $11,000 NSW Government grant to lay a concrete slab that promises to boost worker safety.

Gwydir Industries provides valuable employment for many local people, including those with physical or learning disabilities.

Their recycling service helps keep Moree’s industry moving, with staff sorting through tonnes of collected cotton plastics, cardboard and paper to ensure it doesn’t end up in landfill.

This funding will build a concrete slab, giving the workers a specific area to sort and recycle plastics from the region’s cotton gins, sorting and preparing them for recycling.

With staff on the ground for hours at a time, a stable surface will be far more comfortable and reduce the likelihood of workplace injuries.

In March, Gwydir Industries will host its popular Moree ‘Dancing With The Stars’, with six local couples to dance their hearts out for the 2018 title, while raising vital funds.

The money raised will supplement funding from the National Disability Insurance Scheme, further renovating the recycling area and going towards a desperately needed replacement for their engraving machine.

I’m lucky enough to be guest judging this fantastic event and I encourage everyone in the community to come along, cheering for the talented performers and claiming the chance to win a new Holden Barina!