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Member for Marrickville, Carmel Tebbutt today announced that more than $300,000 in funding would be shared by thirteen local community organisations [inclkuding the Settlement] reports this media release of 16 December from Member for Marrickville Carmel Tebbutt.

Ms Tebbutt said the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program was a way to support the community and create local jobs.

“This is a $300,000 funding investment by the NSW Government for Marrickville to help build much needed local infrastructure,” Ms Tebbutt said.

“This is great news with funding going to groups such as the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, which will receive $40,000 for the upgrade of the centre, and Marrickville PCYC which will receive $35,000 for a facelift of their facilities.”

The complete list of thirteen organisations in Marrickville to receive funds includes:

  • $47,357 for the Sydney University Settlement to redevelop the Settlement Neighbourhood Centre Building;
  • $40,000 for the Addison Road Centre to upgrade their roof and install rainwater tanks;
  • $40,000 for the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre for a refurbishment of the centre;
  • $35,000 for Marrickville PCYC to undertake a community centre facelift;
  • $30,000 for the Anglican Church to provide disabled access at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Dulwich Hill;
  • $30,000 for the Greek Atlas League’s seniors kitchen project;
  • $20,000 for Marrickville Council for the Australia street studios art camp in Camperdown;
  • $13,563 for the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW to upgrade the Greek community occasional child care centre playground in Marrickville;
  • $10,000 for the refurbishment of All Saints Church in Petersham;
  • $10,000 for the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (Sydney) to upgrade the Sydney Buddhist Centre in Newtown;
  • $10,000 for the Sydney Community College to build a shade structure and enclosed children’s play area in Camperdown;
  • $8,080 for Petersham Bowling Club to build a pergola, BBQ and outdoor dining area; and
  • $6,000 for the South Metro Region Scouts to upgrade the 1st Petersham Scout Hall.

Ms Tebbutt said the funding comes as part of the NSW Government’s $35 million Community Building Partnership program.

Announced in June this year as part of the State Budget, the fund aims to provide an economic stimulus by investing in local community infrastructure.

The program allocates $300,000 to each state electorate, with an additional $100,000 for electoral districts with higher rates of unemployment.

“I would like to congratulate all of the local organisations which will receive funding for their projects,” Ms Tebbutt said.

“Groups whose applications were unsuccessful should check for more funding opportunities online at”