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Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith joined students, staff and P & C members at Emu Plains Public School to announce a grant of $150,000.00 through the NSW Government’s 2022 Community Building Partnership Program.

Stuart Ayres said the State Government funds will deliver a great new playground including softfall and shade.

“This is fantastic news for the school students and also for the wider community who use the school facilities through ‘Share our Space’ during school holidays.”

“The draft impressions of this new playground show a space where kids can slide, climb, swing and balance, doing the things that kids do best, having fun.”

A representative of the school P&C said we’re incredibly grateful for the support through this grant. 

“It would’ve taken years through traditional fundraising to raise enough to build the playground, and now the students can benefit in the first half of 2023.”

“It will allow the students greater choice to stay active during breaks, and playgrounds like the one we will build are proven to build motor skills, coordination, cognitive abilities, imagination and more. “

Stuart Ayres said I look forward to seeing the completed project next year.

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


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