Culburra Beach Orient Point Men’s Shed boost mail delivery for Jerrinja community

The Jerrinja community will welcome their mail with ease after the delivery of a communal mailbox. 

Based at Roseby Park, the community has had difficulty getting their mail delivered over the years.  

With the mention of this by Daryl Farrell, a parent of a student at Culburra Beach Public School, the seed was sown for the construction of a communal mailbox.

John Castellan from Culburra Beach Orient Point Men’s Shed (CBOPMS) was asked by Melissa Day, principal of Culburra Beach Public School if the men’s shed could help. 

The men’s shed applied for funds for the project through the ClubGRANTS, with Culburra Bowling and Recreation Club coming through with the money. 

The mailboxes were designed by shed member Max Ford and volunteers from CBOPMS built them.

The mailboxes are now installed in front of the Jerrinja Medical Centre at Orient Point.

The keys to the mailboxes were formally handed over by Rick Neilsen, president of CBOPMS.

John Scott, representing Culburra Bowling and Recreation Club, members of CBOPMS, including Max Ford, Paul Birkinhead, Bob Merivale and Rick Kopytko were all there to watch as the keys were handed over. 

Alfred Wellington, CEO Jerrinja Aboriginal Land Council and Delia Lowe, deputy chairperson, accepted the keys.

Delia spoke of her gratitude and delight of the new mailboxes and expressed her appreciation and efforts to the Men’s shed and Culburra Bowling and Recreation Club, citing the close relationship her community experience with CBOPMS and the Culburra Beach Bowling Club.

Rick Neilsen thanked her for her kind words and relayed her thanks to the many helpers and volunteers involved from CBOPMS that made this community project possible.