Clare gets his skates on


Federal Member for Blaxland Jason Clare was in Sefton today to inspect upgrades to the Roller Skating Rink at the Roundabout Youth Centre.

$15,000 of funding for this upgrade comes from Jason Clare’s Blaxland Stronger Communities Programme.

Mr Clare said “I was very pleased to provide funding to repair and resurface the rink to ensure that the popular family facility remained opened.”

The Chester Hill Neighbourhood Centre also contributed a further $15,000 towards this project.

“The Roundabout Youth Centre at Sefton is one of only a few remaining skating rinks in the greater Sydney area and offers free skating lessons for beginners as well as an affordable Friday night out for families.”

The Stronger Communities Programme provides grants, between $2,500 and $20,000, to not-for-profit organisations for small capital works projects that improve our local community.

To be eligible for a SCP grant, all projects require matched contributions, in cash or in kind.

Mr Clare said “I encourage all sporting and community groups in our local area to apply for funding under this program.”

In the first two rounds of the program, the Blaxland Consultation Committee approved 22 projects, with $289,000 worth of grants distributed to the local community.

“Expressions of Interest for the next round of funding are now open and close on Monday August 14. For more information please contact my office on 02 9790 2466 or visit,” said Mr Clare. 

ISSUED: 17 JULY 2017