Member for Keira, Ryan Park has today hosted a ceremony at Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre to announce the community groups that he has been able to secure additional funding for.

A total of $330,000 has been secured for local not-for-profit organisations in the Keira electorate which will allow them to carry out additional works that they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to carry out.


Included in the list of community groups is Corrimal High School P&C. The P&C had applied for funding to allow them to upgrade and outdoor classroom. These funds will now be put to good use after the school suffered an extensive fire which destroyed an entire classroom block and faculty.


Quotes attributable to Member for Keira Ryan Park:


“One of the most important roles I have as a local State Member of Parliament is fighting to secure funding to help our local community organisations improve the services they provide residents and their families. That is why I am pleased to be able to provide $330,000 to local groups who are doing great things in our community.


"These organisations provide an invaluable service to our community and funding to improve their facilities, perform much needed maintenance or purchase new equipment can often make a remarkable difference to their ability to effectively provide these services to local residents.


"Corrimal High School we all know has had a difficult month and this money will help to re-build this school so the students can return as quickly as possible. I congratulate the P&C on their efforts and I am pleased to have been able to help them with this funding.


"I am pleased to have been able to assist 19 community groups in the Electorate of Keira with this important funding for projects such as playground upgrades, community gardens, sporting facility improvements and facility refurbishments. This support enables these groups to continue to improve the level of services they provide to the people of the Illawarra, in which many local families rely on for day to day support.


"Community Organisations are a lifeline for many local residents and I am very happy to have been able to provide them with a little extra help in time for Christmas.