21 November 2014
(Community Recognition Statement, 20 November 2014, Legislative Assembly, NSW Parliament)
I congratulate organisations that will be funded through the Community Building Partnership grants. Grants have been recommended for 10 projects in my electorate and include the Mental Health Association's building upgrade, disability access for the AIDS Council of New South Wales [ACON] health building, and a bathroom upgrade for the Marmalade Foundation's Lou's Place homeless women's service. The grants will provide lighting for the St John's Anglican Church walkway, air-conditioning for the KU Ultimo Child Care Centre, a safety fence at St Philip's Anglican Parish of Churchill, new seating for the Jewish Museum, and facilities to store costumes and jewellery at the Hellenic Lyceum Club
The Tribal Warrior Association has been recommended for funds to repair its boat and to train Indigenous participants. The Australian Seniors Computer Club's association is recommended for new equipment to train older people. Other worthy projects could not be funded through those grants; more than $1 million was requested. I commend community initiatives to help to build local community infrastructure and facilities during 2015.