b'A year in review 2021 2022 2021/22 ANNUAL REPORTJULY OCTOBER JANUARY MAY NAIDOC Week celebration eventsCommunity Resources announces Marc HigginsRRA works with Multicultural Australia to provideGreen Connect Zero Waste team works on firstHelping Hands Care Services has funding as the new CEO a volunteer program that assists people to enter Zero Waste event in more than two years afterextended for the Commonwealth Home SupportGreen Connect refines our employment pathwaythe workforce at Rockhampton many cancellations due to bushfires, pandemic Programme (CHSP) program, including hands-on training and workSoft Landing Sydney signs up for a long-term and floods Green Connect launches care package initiative experience for six mornings over a period of lease on the Smithfield site, emphasising ourRRA Representatives attend The Coffs Harbour to get people through the COVID lockdown, with three weeks, which proves popular and effectivelong-term commitment to the LGAs that have Waste Conferencefree care packages from our Op Shop, veg boxes with young people and former refugees the highest number of refugee and resettlementSteve Glendenning becomes RRA NSW Managerfrom our farm, food packages from Foodbank,Green Connect wins 2021 IMB Bank Illawarra cases in the country (a new position for RRA)and meals from Merrigong Theatre Company. Business Awards for Excellence in SustainabilitySoft Landing Hunter further develops relationshipRRA starts a 6 month expanded polystyreneMore than 3,000 care packages were delivered and General Manager, Kylie Flament is named with Omnia Inclusive Employment Solutions, (EPS) recycling trial for Noosa CouncilRRA celebrates the grand opening of Reviva Ibis Outstanding Young Business Leader and an increasing skill-set in that team forproviding employment opportunities for peoplein RockhamptonRRA Toowoomba team comes equal first place experiencing challenges with mental health JUNE Jeff Prater becomes RRA QLD Manager (a new in the Toowoomba Region Waste FacilitiesGarden Competition and wins first place forCommunity Resources confirms His Excellency position for RRA) their video entry FEBRUARY General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSCGreen Connect opens a new Op Shop and (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth AUGUSTUpgrade to the RRA Dunmore facility is of Australia and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley completed with new shelving, lunchroom & office education hub at the University of Wollongong. as co-patrons RRA Tea Gardens Reviva shop is upgradedGreen Connect re-launches Zero Waste services Click and collect launches at RRA Dunmore to NOVEMBERCommunity Resources staff receive a custom continue serving customers during COVIDThe Tinkerage space at RRA Dunmore is designed T-shirt to celebrate NAIDOC WeekGreen Connect Farm visit by His Excellency featured on WIN news 2022 and connect staff across the organisationGeneral the Honourable David Hurley AC DSCSEPTEMBER (Retd) Governor-General of the Commonwealth MARCHHomebase receives an increase in NSW of Australia and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley. Government funding for Driver Licensing Access Transition to Work (TTW) funding increases forCommunity Resources conducts Part One of theProgram (DLAP) Homebases Support ProgramGreen Connect treates staff and volunteers to Strategic Planning Sessions with Executive team care packages on World Kindness Day RRA starts an Illegal dumping audit for Tallis Green Connect says farewell to long-term Farm and Board Directors, held at Wisemans Ferry onConsulting held for Campbelltown Council Manager, Cal Champagne, and welcomes EmilyRRA Dunmore re-opens after COVID closures Dharug CountryHenderson to take up the challengeSoft Landing ACT and ACT Corrections National rebrand of RRA Reuse Shops toHomebase Youth Week eventsSkate Boarding strengthen partnership to support past offendersGreen Connect wins an international award, the Reviva completed and Surfing Day and their pathway back to employment and theCommonwealth Secretary-Generals Award forRRA Moss Vale participates in Earth Hour, and communityInnovation in Sustainable DevelopmentRRA holds reuse, repair, recycle competitionover National Recycling Week provides a stall at Bowral for the event Amanda Henderson represents RRA at theWaste Management & Resource RecoveryThomas Maxwell becomes new Site Manager APRILAssociation (WMRR) national education working for Soft Landing Smithfieldgroup, presenting #WASTE2WAGESNetwork 10, The Project visits Soft LandingCommunity Resources conducts Part Two of theSmithfield for the Change Maker series Strategic Planning Sessions, held at Soft Landing RRA MidCoast has CDS (container deposit Smithfield on Gundungurra Countryscheme) expanded in Tuncurry to operate twosingulator machines DECEMBER Green Connect celebrates one year ofGardening and Landscaping services Homebase receives ISO accreditation for NSWDepartment of Education, Skills and EmploymentRRA MidCoast Bulahdelah shop upgrade(DESE) for Transition to Work (TTW) contract and new fit out completedGreen Connect works with Wollongong CityCouncil on key projects: a public recycling trialand keeping parks tidy RRA Moss Vale re-opens after COVID closures RRA celebrates 30 years in operation Soft Landing develops an agreement withCleanaway to collect and recycle end-of-lifebedding units across multiple council regions inWA and Victoria, and also to collect or receiveend-of-life whitegoods and lounges in WA(From left) Libby Lee, Tamara Strong and Ashlei Krebs, RRA Moss Vale PAGE 11'