St Vincent de Paul Society Inc. of Goulburn secured $29,338 in funding for the repairs of their Conference Building through the NSW Government’s 2021 Community Building Partnership Program.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the State Government funds will deliver the much-needed funds to renovate to the awning that covers the footpath, as well as repainting of the exterior of the building.
“This is fantastic news for St Vincent de Paul Society who offer so much for people in need across the Goulburn region.
“This funding will help St Vinnies maintain their building, as well as creating a more inclusive local community asset,” Mrs Tuckerman said.
Irene Picker, Vice President of St Vincent De Paul Society Goulburn said the funding couldn’t have come at a better time.
“We’ve had a series of matters presented with the building recently with a car crash in the front resulting in an emergency order, which required a structural engineer to assess the building, then the weather giving us construction and painting delays – it’s wonderful that we won’t just be repairing but also improving”, Mrs Picker said.
St Vincent De Paul Goulburn is the organisations oldest establishment outside of Sydney. The local branch being formed in 1895 and today supported by a number of volunteers and local businesses who provide food and stock donations to people in need.
The Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 16,000 community projects since it commenced in 2009.
In 2022, there is $400,000 to allocate in each electorate. Applications for the 2022 Program are now open.
For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit www.nsw.gov.au/cbp