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$200,000 for the Penrith Community


Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced the recipients who will share in the $200,000 Community Building Partnership Program 2015.

Stuart Ayres joined Luke Priddis and Tamara VanAntwerpen, General Manager of the Luke Priddis foundation (LPF) to announce they will receive $65,000 that will be used to install disabled access / platform lift to services and amenities on Level 1 at their new premises on High St, Penrith

“It was my pleasure to recommend this project for funding which will allow the LPF to continue their wonderful work in early intervention, education and raising community awareness about ASD,” said Stuart Ayres.

Tamara VanAntwerpen said this project will repurpose and improve current CBD infrastructure, providing services that community members currently endure long waiting periods or travel great distances to access. The foundation recognises that this facility will play a vital role in providing ASD families and many others access to social, medical and welfare services.

“The overall renovation and creation of the ASD centre will create a resource that is available for use not only for those associated with ASD but the whole community at little or no cost,” said Tamara VanAntwerpen.

The Nepean District Tennis Association (NDTA) will receive $75,000 to upgrade their courts.

Chris Woodland, CEO of NDTA said we are delighted to receive this funding which will go towards resurfacing the Woodriff Gardens Tennis Centre to a grand slam hard court surface.

“Our club is very appreciative of this grant and we thank Stuart for his continued support,” added Chris Woodland.

Additionally, $60,000 will go to Penrith City Council for the installation of a Multicourt at Borrowdale Way Skate Park – Cranebrook.  The multicourt will be used for a range of activities from basketball, netball and handball through to casual play.

“These upgrades will be terrific for our community and I look forward to seeing the completed works,” added Stuart Ayres.



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