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ISSUE 17 | SEPTEMBER 2011 11


Apprenctice abilities P


re-apprenticeship students from Nirimba have come up trumps again following the completion


of a new, fully adaptable, five bedroom purpose built home in Richmond. Te construction of the new house


in Hereford Street, Richmond was part of a joint co-operative project between Housing NSW and TAFE NSW and will be home to a family that has a family member with a disability and is fully adaptable to suit someone who is wheelchair bound. Te redevelopment commenced in 2010 and has many access features such as wider doorways and a bedroom fully equipped with a disability access en-suite for those with special needs. Te cupboards, stove top and work


benches in the kitchen are also adaptable in height and can be easily adjusted for


wheelchair access. “Te project provided


the students with a comprehensive introduction to residential construction and I am pleased to be able to say they completed the redevelopment within budget and to schedule,” said Housing NSW’s General Manager for Greater Western Sydney, Brodie Druett. “Te home will ease the


lives of a family who really need it in Richmond, “Te redevelopment is


one of fifteen that Nirimba TAFE students have worked on to date and the standard of construction the students are achieving is excellent,” Mr Druett said.


Te Lance Rickert, Housing NSW with Susan Hartigan, Institute Director of TAFE.


result is a genuine win/win as not only will it ease the burden of someone with a disability but records show that eighty five percent of students who complete the pre- apprenticeship training course go on to obtain full time employment as apprentices in the building industry.


• Full Building Services • Gyprocking •


• Stenciled Concrete Available • Electrical •


Gospers and Bricklaying Fully Licenced Builders Piece of mind when buying from the big Australian!


Gospers Garages & Roofing


144 Blacktown Rd, Freemans Reach Ph


4579 6833


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