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New kitchen for Wilora to Cook up a Storm


Residents at Wilora, some 55km north of Ti Tree in the Central Desert region, are taking the initiative for working and projects in their community.

After Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) installed a new kitchen in Wilora in August for the Community Development Program (CDP), it is being used to run the CDP Health and Nutrition program for Wilora.

It took local CDP participants two days to set it up, including cleaning the fridges and defrosting the deep freeze. They installed a new fridge, cleaned the main hall area and threw out broken, rusted equipment. They developed a plan involving cleaning, food menus and a “No dogs in the kitchen” policy.

“The women are very enthusiastic about the new space,” said Leanne Hoey, CDP Activity Supervisor at Anmatjere. “They are keen to set up a white-board and roster for tasks on site. We have posters on healthy eating to put up and a new copy of the Fred Hollows cookbook in the kitchen,” she said.

CDRC CEO, Diane Hood, said they are helping communities in their region to grow and develop, including improving job opportunities. “CDP projects like this one are an important step in this goal,” she said.

It looks like Wilora has some fine dining coming its way.