MURRABIT Country Market will undergo minor works, with one end of its pavilion transformed into a new food preparation area, thanks to a grant from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.
The development will provide better facilities for volunteers who sell food to raise money for the upkeep of the Murrabit Recreation Reserve.
Murrabit Recreation Reserve Committee Secretary Stephen O'Donoghue said that since the 1980s food preparation has been done in a caravan, and the committee had been looking to upgrade facilities for around seven years.
A $20,000 grant for the project has been provided through the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal's Tackling Tough Times Together program, which has seen a range of individual, government, philanthropy and business donors raise $1.2 million for projects around Australia aimed at bringing people together and helping them survive the drought.
Mr O'Donoghue said all the Murrabit sporting clubs who use the reserve take turns volunteering on the food stall.
"This will really improve conditions for the volunteers, who work tirelessly to ensure the Murrabit community remains viable into the future," he said.
Recreation Reserve Committee President Vince Maher, who remembers food being initially prepared in tents, said he was very happy about the grant.
"It's very good to have got that. We can now work on what we're going to do there and how we're going to do it," he said.
There is still funding available for community projects through the grant scheme.
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