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Funds make CWA Hall accessible for all
Country Women’s Association (CWA) Umina Beach Branch has been awarded $49,500 to construct new accessible bathrooms, a ramp and new hall entry after their bid was successful in the 2021 Community Building Partnership (CBP) program.
Liesl Tesch presents cheque to CWA, Umina.
22 March 2022
MEMBER for Gosford, Liesl Tesch visited the Country Women’s Association Hall at Umina Beach to announce the successful bid and congratulate the organisation and its members.
“This grant will make this long-awaited development possible and much needed for the members of our local CWA, improving accessibility for everyone is vital for our community," said Ms Tesch.
“Congratulations to the amazing women involved with this important project. Your continual service to the community in times of need does not go unrecognised and we are so appreciative of the work you do.”
The improvement to accessibility will mean that everyone in the community, no matter their mobility status can access the hall and join the CWA branch.
CWA Branch member Jenny said “The CWA Umina Branch is fantastic, I’ve made a lot of friends who I get to see every week and I look forward to making more – come along and join us! We meet every second Wednesday of the month starting at 10am.”
The construction work will allow all members of the community to access the hall, with the ability to assist all community members during local natural disasters.
Ms. Margaret Key, Secretary of the Branch says the project is an important change to the hall.
“The construction of the ramp and accessible toilet means it will be much easier for everyone in the community to enter the hall and use the toilet facilities,” said Ms. Key.
“We want to provide a great space with low cost and full accessibility, this grant has allowed us to achieve that.
“We’re so grateful of Liesl’s support and hope to see her joining the Branch sometime soon!”
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