The Government’s Stronger Community Partnership Grants have provided $300,000 over 2 years for every electorate in the country.
Bennelong MP John Alexander assembled a local infrastructure committee to ensure these grants go where they can do the most good for our community.
Perhaps no grant has exemplified this more than the $20,000 we have provided for the installation of a wheelchair ramp at the excellent Karonga School in Epping.
Karonga offers educational programs for students with special needs from their early years through to the end of high school, caring for every part of a student’s development.
Physical activity is a very important part of this. They have a fully equipped playground for people with disabilities, but the sports fields and tennis courts were out of bounds for many because of a lack of a wheelchair ramp.
John Alexander said: “As a result of the Stronger Community Partnership Grant and some great leaders at the school, this ramp will now be provided and these students will have full access to the sports facilities at the school.”
“I am delighted that the Federal Government has provided this grant for Karonga. This project has embodied the spirit of these grants – to help everyone in our area, promoting community cohesion and provide essential infrastructure. I would like to thank the Principal Mark Gosbell, and everyone involved in making this ramp a reality, and cannot wait to see the faces on the first students when they are able to access all the school’s facilities.”