A new multi purpose community hub will be built adjacent to the Jumbunna Community Preschool and Early Intervention Centre providing increased support services for local families.
The hub is a partnership between the Federal and NSW State Governments, Jumbunna and The Casino Food Co-op who kindly donated two blocks of land.
Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said this project will boost our economic recovery and create jobs in our community.
“This project includes the construction of a large multi-use room, smaller individual therapy rooms, a yarning circle, an administration area, as well as storage and staff areas,” Mr Hogan said.
“This project was identified by our community and will make a big difference locally, creating opportunities to increase employment and economic recovery.”
Nationals MP for Clarence Chris Gulaptis said the new facility will provide much needed additional space for family-based support services such as parenting groups as well as NDIS support for children and young people up to 18 years.
“Jumbunna has been supporting local families for over 40 years and has outgrown its current facility,” Mr Gulaptis said.
“The new hub will complement the existing community preschool and will be a culturally safe environment where families can access the support they need from visiting professionals such as Lismore Paediatrican, Dr Chris Ingall who has been providing regular clinics at Casino.
“It is terrific to see the Nationals in Government, at both a State and Federal level, working in partnership with Jumbunna and The Casino Food Co-op to deliver for the communities we represent.”
The Federal and State Government will provide a combined $1.52 million, with Jumbunna Community Preschool and Early Intervention Centre contributing $480,000 to purchase an additional two blocks of land.
The Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Package is one part of the $4.5 billion overarching bushfire support program co-funded by the Australian and NSW Governments for bushfire recovery, response and preparedness in NSW. For further information, visit www.nsw.gov.au/blerfund