Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

New Penshurst Community Centre Complete

Media Release


21 July 2017

Joint release with:

John Barilaro

Deputy Premier
Minister for Regional Development
Minister for Skills
Minister for Small Business
Leader of The Nationals

Rosemary Bishop

Chief Executive Officer 3Bridges Community Limited

David Coleman

Federal Member for Banks

  • Upgraded community centre to support essential services in Penshurst, NSW
  • $875,000 centre will deliver additional disability and aged care
  • The Coalition Governmentinvested $500,000 in the project

A new building for the Penshurst Community Centre was unveiled today, which will deliver much needed additional aged care, disability support, educational and training services to the region.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the Coalition Government is committed to providing better support services throughout Australia.

“The new community centre space is a great addition for residents in Penshurst. It improves vital services like aged care, disability and childcare services,” Minister Nash said.

“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and providing improved community services does just that.”

Federal Member for Banks David Coleman joined the community for today's official opening, and welcomed the additional building as the first major upgrade to the centre in 10 years.

“The new wing has modern disability access and includes a large hall, modern kitchen and amenities that will support the community to present additional functions and training opportunities,” Mr Coleman said.

“I have been a supporter of this project since day one, and I am extremely proud of what 3 Bridges, with the support of the Australian and NSW Governments, has achieved.”

New South Wales Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said that the Penshurst Community Centre would offer a range of services to people throughout the community.

“The centre will provide opportunities to the community of Penshurst to update workplace skill sets, become physically active, volunteer, and spend time with like-minded people,” Mr Barilaro said.

“In particular, the new centre will provide additional aged care training opportunities, as well as catering for students with learning disabilities.”

Chief Executive Officer of 3Bridges Community Incorporated Rosemary Bishop said “the building is a wonderful example of how a local community can work together with local, state and federal governments to create infrastructure to meet community needs.

“Community Centres like these are at the heart of communities assisting many thousands of individuals, contributing to improvements in community health and local community development,” Ms Bishop said.

“It was only with the support of David Coleman and the Australian Government that this new centre was made possible.” This project was jointly funded by the Coalition Government ($500,000), the New South Wales Government ($50,000), 3Bridges Community Incorporated ($290,000), and Club Central Hurstville ($35,000).

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