Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith, met with Mr Peter Chia, General Manager of Muru Mittigar today to announce their successful application for funding through the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program.
“I am pleased to announce that Muru Mittigar will receive a grant of $15,000 under the 2013 Community Building Partnership Program,” said Stuart Ayres.
“Muru Mittigar does a fantastic job in offering numerous activities for visitors to learn traditional Darug ways and participate in hands-on experiences at the Ngarra Aboriginal Knowledge Centre”.
The Ngarra Aboriginal Knowledge Centre offers visitors the opportunity to learn and celebrate the rich and diverse culture of the Darug people. Ngarra will also provide temporary and permanent Aboriginal artifact exhibitions.
“The funds provided through the Community Building Partnership Program will help preserve and share Darug culture with the wider community,” said Muru Mittigar General Manager, Peter Chia.
“The project will provide employment for local Aboriginal people through the construction of a disability accessible guided culture and bush tucker walk at the Ngarra Aboriginal Knowledge Centre.” said Mr Chia.
Stuart Ayres said he was pleased NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell announced the roll out of over 1,315 community projects across NSW as a part of $90 million allocated to the program over four years.
“The Community Building Partnerships are a terrific program that provides the opportunity for local community groups such as youth, sporting, hobby groups and Council’s to build, refurbish or maintain much needed infrastructure that will benefit the local community,” said Stuart Ayres.
“While we are delivering major infrastructure projects, we understand the importance of local community infrastructure and potential benefits for local businesses.
“I look forward to seeing the benefits to our communities as projects are undertaken and put into use,” said Stuart Ayres.