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Outdoor Leanring and Play for Emu Heights Public School


Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith visited Emu Heights Public School to announce they have secured a grant of $119,614 through the NSW Government’s 2020 Community Building Partnership Program.


Stuart Ayres said I was pleased to nominate Emu Heights Public School P & C’s application for this funding that will go towards construction of covered outdoor learning area (COLA).


“Improving facilities for students both in and out of the classroom are key priorities and this upgrade will offer a shaded area for outside learning as well as a great play space no matter what the weather.”


“This is a fantastic win for Emu Heights Public School and I look forward to seeing the finalised project.”


Mr Owen Sargeant, EHPS P& C President said this is very exciting news and reflects the commitment to the school from the P&C.


“A permanent shade structure will provide a great opportunity for the students and teachers to access opportunities outside of the classroom. Over time, it is proposed to add resources to the structure for greater usage by not only the school but also the community as a whole.”


The Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 15,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009.


Applications for the 2021 Program open in early 2021.


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


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