Woodies are very excited
IT'S only temporary, but Richmond Valley Woodcrafters' president Les Roberts, of Ballina, is pleased the group finally has a workshop. The club was set up two years ago with the aim of building a workshop for use by people who don't have a workshop at home and to teach others, particularly people with disabilities, woodworking skills. The House With No Steps at Alstonville offered a site for the workshop. Last Sunday, the temporary workshop an old dairy at the House With No Steps was officially opened. "This is a great day for our group," Mr Roberts said. He thanked the board of the House With No Steps for its support of the project. The members of the club have restored the building, and a large amount of woodworking machinery, mostly donated, has been installed, along with two donated air-conditioning units. But Mr Roberts said there was more work to be done. The group still has its sights set on building a large workshop as originally planned. The $100,000 project had a setback when it was unsuccessful in getting Federal funding for the project after the current government scrapped the former government's Regional Partnerships program. The temporary workshop is expected to be operational in a few weeks. For more information, phone Les on 6686 4214.