May 3, 2016

Addison Road Community Centre to receive federal funding

The Addison Road Community Centre has successfully bid for federal funding and will receive three grants as part of the Stronger Communities Program to improve their facilities.

It was a pleasure to make this announcement at the Centre’s first Night Markets on Saturday, alongside the hundreds of locals who also attended.

These grants will go a long way to improving the accessibility of the Centre and include:

  • $9,000 to build a path from the car park to ensure the Centre is accessible for people with a disability;
  • $20,000 for Youth off the Streets to fix their outdoor deck and provide a community BBQ and shade sale so the young people they help have improved facilities, and;
  • $20,000 for the Ethnic Community Services Cooperative to build a wheelchair accessible path around their premises so no one is excluded from their service.

The Addison Road Community Centre is an integral part of our inner west community.

For years they have worked tirelessly to make our neighbourhood a better place, ensure people are connected to the services they need and improve awareness around sustainability.

These grants will ensure the Addison Road Community Centre can continue to reach out to people.

I want to congratulate all at the Addison Road Community Centre for their hard work, especially the General Manager, Rosanna Barbero.