Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter joined Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Sarah Mitchell today, to welcome a grant of $3,998 for the Walhollow Aboriginal Land Council to purchase a new ride on lawn mower.
Mr Johnsen welcomed the news, and congratulated the staff and members of the Walhollow Local Aboriginal Land Council on their recent success recieiving these much needed funds.
“I have been advocating hard to Minister Mitchell about the importance of the culture walkway to the the local LALC, and I know this grant will ensure this walkway is kept in top shelf condition,” Mr Johnsen said.
“I know Walhollow have been crying out for a new walkway for many years.
“To see this now nearing completion is just fantastic. To be able to come to the party to help out with the upkeep in this small way is very rewarding.”
Ms Mitchell said she looked forward to the completed walkway being enjoyed by the local community for many years to come.
“Michael Johnsen is such a hardworking local member, who listens and acts when there is a community in need,” Ms Mitchell said.
“This funding secured for Walhollow is another prime example of Michael getting results for his community.”
The Cultural Walkway was built by the local community, and when fully completed will be there for all to access on a regular basis. The path will be used by the community and will help with health and wellbeing.
The walkway will also include new signage which will help the wider community better understand some the history of the Walhallow community.