Donations give centre sense of porpoise

Nicole SalmeriSouth Western Times
Dolphin Discovery Centre head chef Gavin (waiting on last name) with chief executive David Kerr cooking up a storm on the new smoker donated by the team from Bunnings stores across the South West.
Camera IconDolphin Discovery Centre head chef Gavin (waiting on last name) with chief executive David Kerr cooking up a storm on the new smoker donated by the team from Bunnings stores across the South West. Credit: Nicole Salmeri

Bunnings stores from Bunbury, Busselton, Australind and Margaret River joined forces to donate cooking appliances to the Dolphin Discovery Centre.

Bunbury complex manager Dion Turner said the new smoker, pizza oven and barbecue will provide a new aspect for visitors to enjoy.

“At Bunnings we are always involved with local community groups and the reason we wanted to do this community project was because it adds another element to the centre here and allows them to branch out to more people to enjoy the amazing view,” Mr Turner said.

Dolphin Discovery Centre chief executive David Kerr said the new cooking facilities create yet another versatile element to the already great centre.

“The main thing it does for us through the sponsorship is strengthen the community engagement that we have and it’s fantastic that we get this level of support Bunnings has given us,” Mr Kerr said.

“We’ve worked with Bunnings in the past with sausage sizzles — so we’ve had that tremendous support in the past and this is another level on that and one where they have brought their wider team together, it’s just fantastic.”

Complex manager of Bunnings Australind, David Morton, said the Dolphin Discovery Centre was one of the South West’s best and newest attractions.

“We are all abut keeping it local with Bunnings,” Mr Morton said.

“It’s something we want to support and promote because it is the best-kept secret at the moment and we want people to come down and support and use the facilities.”

Mr Turner said supporting South West communities is a continued priority and Bunnings would continue to support community groups.

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails