The people of Menindee had a surprise visit from a very important person this month, with Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator Nigel Scullion coming to supervise some of the work REDI.E is doing in the community.
He was joined by Derek Hardman, the CEO of the Barkandji Native Title Group and Andrew Schier, the former Nationals Candidate for Barwon.
Senator Scullion visited several Community Development Programme (CDP) activities, while having a yarn to the participants. He also spoke with Elders, community members & REDI.E staff.
He also announced the creation of four new Ranger positions in the Menindee area, to help manage land and water around the Menindee Lakes and region.
He was treated to a light lunch of freshly made damper with jam or golden syrup and a cuppa, which was prepared by REDI.E’s participants from Menindee Arts Group.
Acting Team Leader Shelley Shoemark said it was a great day that was enjoyed by the whole community.
“It was great to hear first hand the announcement of the new ranger positions for our community,” she said.
“This will boost our Jobseekers to have the opportunity to apply for more positions, offering more career pathways for the future, with the support & guidance from REDI.E staff.”
This initiative is funded/supported by the Australian Government.