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The Penrith electorate has secured $400,000 in funding for a total of eight projects through the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership Program.

Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith said the State Government funds will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities including a fantastic new playground for Emu Plains Public School and theatre upgrades for the Museum of Fire.

“This grassroots funding will directly help create a more vibrant and inclusive local community with positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes across Penrith,” Stuart Ayres said.

“I congratulate all the organisations that were successful in their application and look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area.”

CEO, Belinda of the Museum of Fire said we are delighted to receive this exciting news, especially so close to Christmas! It has been a very difficult few years and it seemed that every time we developed a project plan to help revitalise the Museum we were faced with more lockdowns or flood evacuations so it is great to have received this support so that we can begin to put some of our teams plans into action in the new year!”

The full list of successful projects in the Penrith electorate for the 2022 round are:

  • Noro Music -Soundproofing for the Music Therapy Clinic,
  • Museum of Fire Inc -Museum Theatre refurbishment,
  • St Nicholas of Myra -The Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Parramatta -Installation of AV facility for local community meeting space,
  • Emu Plains Public School P&C Association-Emu Plains Public School new outdoor playground project,
  • Cambridge Gardens Public School P&C-Helping the land to help our kids with a yarning circle and landscaping,
  • Platform Youth Service Inc-Platform Yarning Circle,
  • Team Skatel Artistic Roller Skating Club Incorporated-Team skatel rink maintenance program – Floor scrubber dryer,
  • Blue Mountains Concert Band Inc-Timpani purchase.

The Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 18,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009.Applications for the 2023 Program open in May 2023.

For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit


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