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CRANES open Maclean office

Emma Pritchard

CRANES have some exciting news they are proud to share with the Clarence Valley community.

On March 8, the widely renowned and recognised business officially opened its new office, located at 26 River Street, Maclean.

A registered NDIS and homecare package provider, CRANES offers community support programs to Clarence Valley residents over the age of 65 and those living with a disability, to empower them, allow them to continue living independently in their own homes, and help them to achieve their goals in a caring and supportive environment.

With 180 employees throughout the local region, the new office in Maclean will enable CRANES, as one of the largest local support providers, to offer extended services to the community.

Daniel Becker, CEO of CRANES, believes the business has an important place within the Clarence Valley community, and said it is essential people living in rural and regional areas have access to the same level of support and care as those living in larger, metropolitan cities.

“We’ve very happy and proud to provide local support to the people of the Clarence Valley community and in opening our new office, we have reaffirmed our commitment to Maclean and the surrounding areas,” he said.

In selecting Maclean as the ideal location to open a new office, Mr Becker identified the growing demand for services, a requirement for more appropriate space and the aging population as key components in the selection process.

“CRANES have always provided quality services to our Lower Clarence communities of Iluka and Yamba and having an office in Maclean makes us more accessible to the people who need us,” he said.

After a traditional Welcome to Country by proud Yaegl elder Aunty Lenore Parker, the official opening was attended by Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis, CRANES board member Mark Griffioen and Vice Chairperson Kathleen O’Sullivan.

Photo 1: CRANES CEO Daniel Becker, board member Mark Griffioen, Aunty Lenore Parker, Robert Purcell and Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis at the official opening of the new CRANES office, located at 26 River Street, Maclean.

Image: Fran Dowsett.