The Centre Celebrates Government Grant

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Federal Member for Berowra Julian Leeser MP has presented The Centre, Dural with a $14,000 Stronger Communities grant for the renovation of their kitchen.

Mr Leeser said the money would benefit many in the Hills community who use The Centre’s facilities every week.

“The Centre is a fantastic community asset, welcoming thousands each week to their futsal pitch, netball court, church, Men’s Shed, playgroup and youth group,” Mr Leeser said.

“I’m thrilled to provide The Centre with $14,000 in funding so they can upgrade their kitchen and better cater for the community.”

General Manager of The Centre Craig Glasby thanked Mr Leeser for his contribution, explaining how the kitchen renovations will allow them to respond to the upsurge in demand for their facilities.

“We’ve got a very old hot plate coming up to almost 50 years old, so we’re going to replace that. We’re also replacing the oven, fridge, freezer and dishwasher,” Mr Glasby said.

“More and more people in the community are using The Centre as Dural grows, so we’re very grateful to Julian for the $14,000. It will go a long way.”

The Centre is currently in the process of procuring new appliances and Mr Leeser said that he looks forward to returning for a sausage sizzle once the kitchen renovations are complete.

The $14,000 grant was provided by Mr Leeser as part of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program, which allocates $150,000 to each electorate for projects that create vibrant and viable communities.