State election coverage: Camden

Camden Community Connections welcomes new wheels
Nanjing Night Net

Camden Community Connections says it is excited about the recent purchase of a new car for staff to transport clients. Manager Sue Robinson said a $9000 state government grant as part of the Community Building Partnership program would enable staff to transport clients to services and programs. Family and Communities minister Gabrielle Upton, who visited the Narellan based group recently, said: ‘‘Family and Community Services funds non-government organisations to deliver a range of programs to strengthen our communities and help vulnerable children, young people and families.” Camden MP Chris Patterson said: “It was wonderful to have the minister visit and see first hand the work the Camden Community Connections does in our community.”

Narellan Public School library receives a boost

Narellan Public School’s library will receive a $15,000 upgrade thanks to a state government Community Building Partnership grant. Camden MP Chris Patterson said with the area’s growing population, the school was also growing. The school boasted 300 pupils, including children from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds, he said.

St Benedict’s Catholic College expands

Construction of the fourth stage of St Benedict’s Catholic College at Oran Park is set to begin soon after NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli announced almost $1.7 million in funding for the school as part of the government’s Building Grant Assistance Scheme. The new stage is for general and specialist learning areas and will cost almost $3 million. Camden MP Chris Patterson said: ‘‘It is wonderful to see this highly regarded school receive the much needed funds to enable it to grow.”

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