Macquarie Homestay gets a boost

SUPPORTING LOCALS: Matt Wright (DCCI), Rod Crowfoot (Macquarie Homestay), Graeme Board (Bob Berry Real Estate) and Toni Beatty (DCCI). Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

SUPPORTING LOCALS: Matt Wright (DCCI), Rod Crowfoot (Macquarie Homestay), Graeme Board (Bob Berry Real Estate) and Toni Beatty (DCCI). Photo: BELINDA SOOLE

The Macquarie Homestay accommodation project has received a welcome boost – $1000 from the Dubbo Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Raised at a recent charity golf day with the assistance of Bob Berry, the funds will go towards stage two of the project. The soil is set to be turned on stage one as early as July.

Stage one will see 14 guest rooms and shared kitchen and common areas built to cater for western region residents needing accommodation close to Dubbo Hospital.

Stage two will see the duplication of stage one’s guest rooms and shared facilities.

Dubbo Chamber president Matt Wright said Macquarie Homestay was chosen to receive the funds because so many chamber members believed in the project.

“It’s a local project and we can see that [the benefit] is going to stay in the town,” Mr Wright said.

“For us it’s really nice that people see value in what the project is about,” Macquarie Homestay volunteer chairman Rod Crowfoot said.

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