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  • Funding Announced - 2019 Community Building Partnership Program

    The State Electorate of Holsworthy has secured close to $300,000 in funding, for a total of 17 projects, through the NSW Government’s 2019 Community Building Partnership Program.

    State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons said the State Government funds will deliver much-needed improvements to local facilities including bathroom, playground and kitchen upgrades to name a few.

    “This is fantastic news for our local area.

    “This grassroots funding will directly help create a more vibrant and inclusive local community with positive social, environmental and recreational outcomes,” Ms Gibbons said.

    “I congratulate all the organisations that were successful in their application and look forward to seeing how these projects make a real difference for community groups in the area.”

    Now a decade old, the Community Building Partnership program has funded more than 13,800 community projects since it commenced in 2009.

    Applications for the 2020 Program will open in May.

    For more information about the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership Program, visit www.nsw.gov.au/cbp


    Project Title

    Amount Funded

    AFFORD (Lurnea)

    Sensory Room and Resources for Lurnea Community Day Program


    YMCA (Hammondville)

    Children’s Outdoor Environment Upgrade


    St Thomas' Anglican Church - Moorebank

    Disabled Ramp


    Chipping Norton Scouts

    Kitchen Renovation and Upgrade


    AFFORD (Prestons)

    Cooling System and Powered Pedestrian Sweeper for Employees with Disabilities


    Fellowship Baptist Church

    Community Recreation Areas with Landscaping and Security Upgrades


    Holsworthy Girl Guides

     Improvements and Repairs to the Hall


    St Christopher’s Parish - Holsworthy

    Upgrade of Church Audio-visual Lighting System


    Moorebank Air League

    New Musical Instruments (Band) Equipment for the Squadron


    Liverpool South Anglican Church

    Refurbishing Church Male Bathroom Facilities


    Liverpool District Men's Shed Inc.

    Refurbishment of new Men's Shed


    Holsworthy Preschool

    Flooring Refurbishment


    Wattle Grove Public School P & C Assoc.

    Refurbishing, Upgrading and Extension of the School's Artificial Sporting Area


    St Thomas Indian Orthodox Cathedral Sydney Inc.

    Demolish and Renovate the Stage Room


    Al Amanah College

    Playground Transformation


    Casula Rural Fire Brigade

    Station Improvement Project


    Fairfield Liverpool Cricket Assoc.

    Ride On Mower


  • Return and Earn Reaches Three Billion Containers

    Return and Earn has now soared past 3 billion containers returned state wide, just a month after the second anniversary of the initiative.

    State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP, said our residents should be commended for their ongoing commitment to reducing litter and contributing locally to the 3 billion containers.

    “Return and Earn has been very successful in the Holsworthy Electorate with more than 52.6 million containers returned helping to contribute to the 3 billion now collected.”

    “The growth of the scheme has been phenomenal and highlights a fundamental change in people’s thinking and behaviour around litter,” Ms Gibbons said.

    Ms Gibbons said summer is peak season for return and earners cashing in their containers and helping the environment and the recent holiday period was particularly impressive for returned containers.

    “Statewide between 21 December 2019 and 13 January 2020, there were 10 days with more than 7 million drink containers returned a day, including four days with over 8 million containers returned.” Ms Gibbons said.

    “The scheme has highlighted so many positives across communities and every bottle returned is a win for the environment.”

    Until 23 February, recyclers in NSW can donate to Bottles for the Bush, on all reverse vending machines with 10 cents from each container going towards helping farmers and rural families impacted by the drought and the recent bushfire devastation. This option is part of a nationwide appeal that has raised more than $430,000 so far with more than $360,000 coming through NSW’s Return and Earn scheme.

    Additionally, Red Frog Recycling in Prestons (the Prestons Container Deposit Centre) is running the “Funds for our Firies” campaign, with funds donated to their centres or collected from businesses and homes split evenly between every Brigade registered with them.

    According to their facebook page, Red Frog Recycling has processed 40,000,000 containers, across their Prestons and Gregory Hills centres, since December 2017 and raised over $600,000 for charities, schools, sports clubs and communtiy organisations.

    “Examples like Red Frog Recycling show how much this program is creating positive impacts for our community – cleaning up our environment while also supporting community organisations” Ms Gibbons said.

    Return and Earn includes around 640 return points across NSW including reverse vending machines, staffed automated depots and over the counter sites. For more information about Return and Earn, visit www.returnandearn.org.au

  • Funding for Holsworthy Electorate Community Languages Classes

    Community-run language classes in the Holsworthy Electorate will share in more than $5.5 million in funding from the NSW Government.

    The Community Languages Schools Program provides funding to community organisations to help establish and run language schools in the local area.

    Some examples of funding in the Holsworthy Electorate include:

    • Balar Malar Tamil Educational Association, which runs classes at Holsworthy Public School will receive $12,883.54 in funding to support the operation of its community Tamil lessons.
    • Islamic Charity Projects Association, which runs classes at Lurnea Public School, will receive $27,095.28 in funding to support the operation of its community Arabic lessons.
    • Australian North Cyprus Friendship Association, which runs classes at Chipping Norton Public School, will receive $3,320.50 in funding to support the operation of its community Turkish lessons.
    • The Centre for Indian Languages and Arts will receive $5,000 to start running community classes in Hindi and Telugu at Holsworthy High School.


    State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP has welcomed this funding, saying it will help to support language diversity in our local community.

    “Community language schools play an important role in helping young people maintain strong links to their heritage and cultural identity,” Ms Gibbons said.

    “I’m proud to support our community language schools and the work of their dedicated volunteers.

    “The Liverpool region is such a diverse and multicultural community - and this is one of our great treasures.

    “This is one way the NSW Government can help in fostering and celebrating that diversity,” Ms Gibbons said.

    Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the Community Languages Schools Program has already had a profound impact on students from all backgrounds.

    “Research shows that children who learn a second language show greater cognitive development in higher order thinking skills, which means their brain has acquired the capacity to think quickly and strategically, creating a solid foundation for their schooling years,” Ms Mitchell said.

    A list of successful recipients is available below:


    Balar Malar Tamil Educational Association Inc

    Holsworthy PS



    Islamic Charity Projects Association Inc

    Lurnea PS



    Co.As.It. Italian Association of Assistance

    St Catherine of Siena Primary - Prestons



    Amistad Latina Spanish School Inc

    Nuwarra PS



    Liverpool Polish Saturday School Inc

    Casula PS



    Al-Khair Inc

    Chipping Norton PS



    NSW Umit Uighur Language School Inc

    Casula PS



    Australia North Cyprus Friendship Association Inc

    Chipping Norton PS



    Vishva Hindu Parishad of Australia Inc

    Nuwarra PS



    Hoodan-Noor (Guidance of the Light) Inc

    Ingleburn HS



    Nova Ukrainian School Inc

    Holsworthy HS



    Flamingo Education Inc

    Holsworthy HS



    Western Sydney Urdu School Inc

    Amity College - Prestons



    Lebanese Moslem Association

    Prestons PS

    $        13,016.36


    Macarthur Youth Malayalee Association (MYMA) Inc

    Chipping Norton PS

    $                2,500


    Centre for Indian Languages and Arts - Hindi Inc

    Holsworthy HS

    $                5,000

    Hindi and Telugu