Miranda MP Eleni Petinos has officially opened a new elevator in the Sylvania Heights Community and Youth Club, which will provide easier access for the elderly and people with a disability.
The lift was funded by the state government’s Infrastructure Grants program, which reinvests some of the profits from registered clubs’ slot machines in community projects.
Ms Petinos said COVID-19 had seen many community members struggle to stay connected, so it was gratifying to see local seniors playing cards and already benefiting from the upgrade.
“Community organizations such as the Sylvania Heights Community and Youth Club are at the heart of our local area, and I thank the committee members for bringing this important project to the attention of the NSW Government,” she said.
Club president Trent Jordan said the pandemic and shutdown had highlighted the importance of communities such as the Box Road Reserve.
“We were fortunate to be able to work within the NSW Government’s guidelines to complete these works during the decommissioning period and are particularly proud that the entire project was completed using shire-based companies and trades,” he said. .
Applications for the next round of the program from the Clubgrant’s Category 3 Foundation opened on 1 November.
More information: nsw.gov.au/grants-andfunding/responsible-gambling-grants