Grant for Umina CWA hall upgrade
The Umina Beach branch of the Country Women's Association has received a grant of $49,500 to upgrade its hall.
Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch announced the grant which will be used to construct new accessible bathrooms, a ramp and new hall entry.
Ms Tesch visited the branch to announce the grant from the 2021 Community Building Partnership program.
"This grant will make this long-awaited development possible and is much-needed for the members of our local CWA," she said.
"Improving accessibility for everyone is vital for our community.
"Your continual service to the community in times of need does not go unrecognised and we are so appreciative of the work you do," said Ms Tesch
She said the improvement to accessibility would mean that everyone in the community, no matter their mobility status, would be able to access the hall and join the CWA branch.
Branch secretary Ms Margaret Key said the project was 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.
"We want to provide a great space with low cost and full accessibility.
"This grant has allowed us to achieve that."
Ms Tesch also presented the branch with tickets to the Premiers Gala Concert for Seniors in Sydney and was shown a beautiful quilt made by branch members.
Media release, 21 Mar 2022
Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford