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Castlereagh Industries Services News

4 Apr 2017

Castlereagh Industries is located in Coonamble in North Western New South Wales. We are the second largest employer in the town employing 23 people with a disability, 4 support staff and 5 volunteers who run the Vinnies shop.

Recently a long serving support staff member Peter Finn passed away. Peter was loved by all.  A memorial plague has been placed in Pete's garden in memory of our mate Pete.

One of our volunteers Joanie, recently celebrated her 90th birthday. Joanie has been dedicated to St Vincent de Paul Society for 30 years and is a valued volunteer.

David proudly showing off his Employee of the month certificate

23 Aug 2016

David has been employed at the Ozanam Industries Stanmore Work Centre for 10 years and he has had many highlights during those years.

In May 2016, David, with all of his work colleagues in attendance was presented with a certificate recognising him as the Employee of the month. He tells me that he was so excited to receive this award. He added that it made him feel special, loved and an important part of a great team at Stanmore.

More accessible public transport for people with disability

13 Sep 2015

Brett Cross joined Ozanam Industries in 2004. He is a bubbly and friendly young man and is an integral member of our West Ryde team.

When Brett Cross was growing up, his parents encouraged him to be independent, despite being born with spina bifida. For years he has wheeled his way across the city, discovering that his access to distant places increased as more wheelchair-accessible buses become available.

On 20 July 2015, he found his travel suddenly limited, as those buses were removed from the afternoon peak hour on route 573 - the loop between Turramurra station and Fox Valley.