Further boost for Camden Haven Schools to Schools project

Construction of a new pedestrian walkway and cycleway is continuing to gain momentum on the Camden Haven with a further Federal funding contribution announced today by Lyne MP Dr David Gillespie.

The Camden Haven Schools to Schools project is a local community initiative aimed at improving the link between Laurieton Public School and Kendall Public School for school children, the elderly, cyclists and people with mobility scooters.

The Camden Haven High School, St Joseph’s Primary School and Preschool, churches, nursing homes, retirement villages, medical facilities and local shops are also along the route.

Dr Gillespie said funding of $20,000 would be made available under round two of the Australian Government’s Stronger Communities programme.

“I was delighted to be able to announce $10,000 in funding under the first round of the programme and today our government will be contributing a further $20,000 towards the work which is being undertaken by local volunteers,” Dr Gillespie said.

The funding announced in April (Round One – $10,000) was for the Lilli Pilli Close to Sirius Drive section (outside the Lakewood shops). This latest funding (Round Two – $20,000) is for the next section between Sirius Drive and Fairwinds Ave.

“This is a wonderful local community project which is all about improving accessibility and safety on the Camden Haven and I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Camden Haven Schools to Schools Committee, volunteers and other local organisations supporting this initiative,” Dr Gillespie said.

The Australian Government’s Stronger Communities programme assists with the development of small capital projects that deliver social benefits by supporting community participation, while also contributing to the vibrancy and viability of local communities.

Grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 are available under the programme. More information about the Stronger Communities programme can be found at http://investment.infrastructure.gov.au/funding/scp/

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