Last week, our people from Stanwell Power Station joined neighbours for an end of year community catch-up.
A great chance to sit down and share conversation (and some great steak burgers) with members from our communities, where the value of community connection rang true.
With a sea of yellow present in the Stanwell Hall, it was a great afternoon and evening to update our neighbours on all things happening at Stanwell Power Station and to answer any questions community members had.
The function also marked the official opening of the new Stanwell Hall toilet facility.
The facilities received funding from the Stanwell Power Station Community Fund, and were proudly opened by Stanwell Power Station Acting Site Manager, Angie Zahra, Rockhampton Regional Councillor, Ellen Smith and Stanwell Progress Association Secretary, Gillian Lindley.
It was a team effort with local businesses, Andy & Co taking care of the removal of the old toilet block and the delivery of new building, Lindley Enterprises completed the electrical works and multiple volunteers assisted in getting the facility up and running.
While it may just seem like a loo, to a small community hall it’s so much more.
The hall is the centre point for many community gatherings, and is host to a range of activities. Whether it’s a square dance night, a Rural Fire Brigade meeting or it’s being used as an evacuation centre – the hall is the hub of all things Stanwell.
So more than just a new toilet block, it’s the capacity to cater for the needs of larger events, which in turn creates more opportunities and benefit for this small rural community (plus now you don’t have to line up!).
The block also includes a designated storage facility for critical items donated by Stanwell (for use if the township were to be impacted by a severe weather event). With around sixty people turning up to celebrate the end of 2019, a big thanks to the Stanwell Progress Association (especially Gillian Lindley) and Stanwell State School, who cooked up a storm on the BBQ, served up a table full of decadent treats and brought a whole lot of Christmas spirit to the Stanwell Hall.