Local Playgroups At Risk With Abbott Government Cuts


Sharon Bird, Federal Member for Cunningham, and Ryan Park, State Member for Keira, will be visiting the Wednesday morning playgroup at Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre tomorrow following representations from many families in the local area who are concerned about the future of the playgroup program at the Centre. 


Local playgroups are facing an uncertain future due to Abbott Government cuts to the Communities for Children Program. 


Local organisation Big Fat Smile, has been operating playgroups in Warrawong, Primbee, Bellambi and Corrimal since 2008. 


Late last year organisations were notified that they would no longer receive funding and services would have to close.  Late last week, organisations were advised that funding would be extended until 30 June 2015.


DATE:           Wednesday, 4 February 2015


TIME:           10:00am


PLACE:         Bellambi Neighbourhood Centre
                    Cnr Rothery & Cawley Streets



3 February 2015