Corrective Services corrects the fences for Unkya Reserve

The fences around the oval at Unkya Reserve were in desperate need of repair or replacement.

However, the reserve is managed by a team of enthusiastic volunteers, without access to a ready source of funds. Even if they could scrape up the cash for a new fence, how would they get it installed?

A trailer full of tools to suit any project, with its own generator for working on remote sites. Contact Ken on 0409 194 988, or kenneth.buckley@justice.nsw.gov.au

A trailer full of tools to suit any project, with its own generator for working on remote sites. Contact Ken on 0409 194 988, or kenneth.buckley@justice.nsw.gov.au

To the rescue, came the Corrective Services community work team, which regular helps out with manual labour for not-for-profit group projects.

Ken Buckley, Senior Overseer with Correctional Services, said the team works on many projects across the Macleay Valley.

The reserve committee gathered enough funds for one complete section of brand new fencing, installed by the Corrective Services team.

The reserve committee gathered enough funds for one complete section of brand new fencing, installed by the Corrective Services team.

“We’ve recently helped out at Hat Head Dune Care, Grassy Head Nursery and the Kempsey Showgrounds,” he said.

“We can’t supply materials, so the community groups need to gather all the needed items, wood, steel, nails, paint and so on, then we can supply the labour.

“We have a fully-equipped trailer with all the tools, and it even has a generator, for when we work on remote sites.”

There was only enough money for one length of new fence, so the team restored the remaining fence using salvaged timber from the dismantled section.

There was only enough money for one length of new fence, so the team restored the remaining fence using salvaged timber from the dismantled section.

There was only enough money for one length of new fence, so the team restored the remaining fence using salvaged timber from the dismantled section.

There was only enough money for one length of new fence, so the team restored the remaining fence using salvaged timber from the dismantled section.

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