A McGowan Labor government will support a host of Bunbury’s grass-roots community organisations with a funding package to boost their invaluable local work, candidate Don Punch said today.

Shadow Community Services Minister Simone McGurk joined Mr Punch at Milligan House this morning to announce a community services package containing the following grants:
• Nixi’s Young Mums - $50 000 to assist the Nixi’s Young Mums groups to design and implement a new, sustainable operating model to ensure they are able continue to provide an effective support service for young mothers into the future;
• Milligan House - $10 000 to support the purchase of new equipment;
• Hudson Road Family Centre - $10 000 to support the purchase of new equipment;
• South West Women’s Refuge - $10 000 to support the purchase of new equipment;
• Bunbury Men’s Shed - $5 000 to support the purchase of new equipment; and
• Foodbank Bunbury - $3 000 for equipment for the truck to assist volunteers.

Additionally, a McGowan Labor Government will build a Family Centre in Dalyellup to provide a hub for family and child oriented services and programs.

“Bunbury’s local community groups do such an amazing job with very limited resources and as a former social worker I’m very proud to announce this funding to boost the crucial support they provide in our city,” said Mr Punch.

“Every dollar invested will be used wisely and will go directly to supporting a whole range of valuable functions, including supporting at-risk families, new mums and men and women who find themselves in difficult circumstances.”

“The local volunteers and support workers are the glue that holds these not-for-profit groups together and I’m incredibly pleased to be able to support their work.”

You can see WA Labor’s Plan for Bunbury in full here: http://www.markmcgowan.com.au/bunbury