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New Multi-purpose Hardcourt for Emu Plains Public School


Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today visited Emu Plains Public School (EPPS) to announce they will receive a grant of $130,000 through the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership program.

Stuart Ayres said the State Government funds will deliver much-needed improvements to the playground space for the children of Emu Plains Public School.

“This is fantastic news for Emu Plains Public School who will utilise the funding to create a multi-purpose hardcourt for basketball, netball and handball.”

Dr Anthony Place, EPPS P & C Grant Coordinator said this project will enhance student outcomes through improved social skills, health, fitness, and a capacity to learn.  Students will be able to get out on the court to reset, and return to the class room ready to learn.

“The broader community will also benefit through the Department of Education open playground initiative,” said Dr Place

Lapstone Public School P & C will also receive funding of $22,000 through the CBP program to construct a single multi-purpose sports court at the school.

“I congratulate Emu Plains Public School P & C and Lapstone Public School P & C on their successful applications and look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for our local students.”

Stuart Ayres said the NSW Government’s strong economic management ensures we are in a position to invest in these important local projects.

The Community Building Partnership program has funded some 13,800 community projects since it commenced nearly a decade ago.

For more information about the NSW Government’s 2018 Community Building Partnership Program, visit


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