Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith visited St Thomas Anglican Church Cranebrook (TOMS) to open their new Community BBQ area.
Stuart Ayres said this project was funded through the NSW Government’s My Community Project program with a grant of $42,054.
The My Community Project was made possible by the NSW Generations Fund to help improve the well-being of people and communities and put the decision-making in the hands of local residents to nominate which projects they wanted to see delivered.
Senior Minister, Adam Taylor said we are so grateful for the support we have received to upgrade our facilities. The new BBQ area opens fresh opportunities to extend our care towards the people of the area and further develop relationships and a strong sense of community over food.
TOMS strive to provide a safe space for local residents to come and enjoy a BBQ, encouraging a sense of community. The new area is wheel chair accessible and the church has members who are Working with Children check approved and course qualified in safely working with children and the vulnerable.
“It is my pleasure to see the finalised project which I know will benefit the congregation and the greater community,” said Stuart Ayres.
“While the NSW Government is getting on with delivering major infrastructure projects across Penrith, we also understand the importance of smaller local community projects to improve our local facilities,” added Stuart Ayres.