Hon Tony Simpson MLA

Hon Tony Simpson MLA

Former Minister for Local Government; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Youth

    Lotterywest supports Cockburn community hub

    12/07/2016 10:30 AM
     
    • $484,220 Lotterywest grant to support construction of new community facility 

    Community Services Minister Tony Simpson today presented the City of Cockburn with a Lotterywest grant of $484,220 towards the construction of a new community facility.

     

    The new building will house the Cockburn Community Men's Shed and seven other community organisations, providing a variety of services to seniors, women, young people and people with disability.

     

    "Strong and enduring partnerships between local governments and community groups are essential to deliver positive outcomes for local residents," Mr Simpson said.

     

    "I am pleased to see the City of Cockburn work hand-in-hand with the local community to provide this facility that will enable these organisations to expand on their current activities, undertake larger projects and operate more effectively.

     

    "This new community hub also provides an inclusive space where community members are able to gather socially and improve their mental health by participating in sharing knowledge and learning new skills."

     

    The Cockburn Community Men's Shed was established in 2013 with 50 members operating from a shed in Wattleup, while plans for a more permanent facility could be developed.

     

    "Men's sheds provide support and resources to encourage men to take an interest in their own health and wellbeing by making a valuable contribution to their community," the Minister said.

     

    Fact File

    • WA is the only State where money raised from lottery products is distributed directly back to the community to support not-for-profit organisations
    • In 2015-16, Lotterywest raised $281.41 million to support the WA community
    • For more information, visit http://www.lotterywest.wa.gov.au/grants  

    Minister's office - 6552 6600

     

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