An upgrade to facilities at Queanbeyan’s Special Needs Care Group will go a long way towards meeting the needs of families in the region, the Member for Monaro John Barilaro said today.
Under the latest round of the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, the Queanbeyan’s Special Needs Care Group will receive $50,000 in funding.
“Queanbeyan Children’s Special Needs Group has helped more than 90 families with special needs children for over 18 years,” said Mr Barilaro.
“I’m so pleased to visit this worthwhile organisation with the Minister for Disability Services John Ajaka today.
“This funding will be used to upgrade the playground, install soft fall and construct new fencing; helping to ensure that facilities are up to scratch to continue the fantastic work this organisation performs in Queanbeyan.”
More than 1235 community projects throughout the state will receive funding as a part of $90 million allocated to the NSW Governments Community Building Partnership program over almost four years.
“There was strong competition for the available funds and a high level of interest from the community with thousands of applications received across the state in total,” said Mr Barilaro.
“Local construction jobs and businesses will benefit from the activity as this community infrastructure is upgraded.
“The NSW Government is getting on with the job of rebuilding the state by delivering the largest state infrastructure agenda in Australian history – worth some $61.8 billion over almost four years.
“I look forward to seeing the benefits to our communities as projects are undertaken and more importantly put into use across the Monaro.”