The City of South Perth has received a $1 million grant from Lotterywest, which will contribute towards the costs of the new Manning Community Hub development.
Funding was awarded to the City under Lotterywest’s Community Spaces – building and fit out program. The funds will contribute towards the construction of the early years activity spaces and community group premises within the Manning Community Hub.
“The new Manning Community Hub will provide modern, functional and sustainable community facilities increasing accessibility, community participation and usage,” said Mayor Sue Doherty.
“The Manning Community Hub project has strong community support and will provide purpose built facilities for groups and organisations that have been operating on the site for many years, including Moorditj Keila Aboriginal Community Group and the Manning Child Health Clinic.
“Additionally creating a new space for playgroups, the Manning Rippers Football Club, Manning Toy Library and the relocation of the Manning Library.
“The demographics of the Manning community have changed with more families coming into the area. In response to these changes, the community identified the need for a vibrant, integrated ‘village centre’ linking existing shops, services and activities.
“This development will also provide a ‘town square’ space flanked by a café, shops, businesses and recreational areas.”
The total cost of this project is in the vicinity of $16M, with the City of South Perth funding the balance.
Construction of the Manning Community Hub development is scheduled to commence in mid-2015.
On Thursday 19 June I was delighted to present the Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation with a $395,000 Lotterywest grant.
The Lotterywest grant will go towards building renovations enabling the organisation to continue to provide ongoing support and advocacy services to Western Australia children and adults with learning difficulties.
The Foundation offers vital assistance through its literary and clinical services which has helped people with learning difficulties across Western Australia for over 40 years.
On Tuesday I was delighted to present Southcare CEO Nicky Howe with a $65,000 Lotterywest grant.
The grant will not only provide a well-needed information and communication technology upgrade, but I am especially pleased that it will also support a project to provide elderly people with IPads.
I believe it is important that our seniors stay in touch with the rapid progress in technology. Becoming adept at using the internet can assist them to keep in contact with family members and friends. It can also help combat loneliness and isolation and provide them with greater independence.
Southcare supports frail, aged adults, needy families and younger people with disabilities in the South East Metropolitan area to remain living as independently as possible in the community. They have played an integral role in our community for the past thirty-two years. I am very supportive of the organisation and I look forward to continuing to work together.