Inmates give back to our community

The four inmates under the shade shelter they helped to replace. Photo: CONTRIBUTED A team of four-minimum security inmates have spent more than 20 hours helping replace a shade shelter from the Lander Lookout on Mount Arthur.
Nanjing Night Net

This is one of several community projects that inmates from Wellington Correctional Centre (WCC) have assisted with in recent times.

The centre provides the carefully assessed inmateswith the opportunity to assist local organisations including the Wellington Caves Complex and the Dubbo Regional Council.

Corrective Services NSW (CSNSW) overseer Tim Parker said this most recent project was completed over a number of days due to the hot weather.

“The four inmates have devoted around 23 hours to replace the old shelter andinstall the new one – as well as rake rocks and collect litter.

“While learning valuable skills and work ethic, the inmates take pride in the work they do for the Wellington community,” he said.

Mr Parker said these programs help the community to see a positive side of the corrections process.

Some of theprojects undertaken by the team include;

– Rubbish removal, mowing and spot cleaning in theWellington township.

– Rubbish removal in Cameron, Pioneer and Kennard Parks.

– Concreting preparationfor the Memorial to the Victims of Domestic Violence in Cameron Park.

– Mowing and gardening around local churches.

– Painting, cleaning and venue preparation for large events, removal of old fencing and clean-up following events at the Wellington Race Club.

– Rubbish removal and mowing around the river reserves;

– Removal of old lighting, relocation of a lizard display, weed control, maintenance of pathways, laying of bluestone in garden beds and the car park area and removal of old water mains at the Wellington Caves Complex.

– Storm and flood debris clean-up, gardening and mowing at the Wellington Golf Club.

– Track maintenance, shelter repairs and removal of old fencing at the Mount Arthur Reserve.

– Cleaning out sheds for the Wellington Information and Neighbourhood Services.

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