Federal government to support Lane Cove’s community hub

  • June 14, 2016

The federal government will provide $20,000 to help the Lane Cove and Northside Community Service (LCNSCS) establish its new facilities later this year.

The new facilities on Little Lane in Lane Cove will allow the LCNSCS to better cater for the residents it assists through its program of activities and services.

Member for North Sydney, Trent Zimmerman, said it was an exciting move for the Service, which has a long history of particularly supporting elderly residents in our community.

“A new Lane Cove Hub, to be located in the building, will offer a bigger range of services for retired people in Lane Cove and the surrounding area, including mahjong, bridge and table tennis as well as community lunches, afternoon tea and other entertainment.

“The LCNSCS does incredibly important work in our local area and this funding will help their team of volunteers and staff to deliver more services to the community.

“Creating an opportunity for seniors to meet each week, socialize and maintain their physical and mental activity is very worthwhile and valuable for all those that take part.

“LCNSCS has been in operation in 1961 and provides services to help support local residents, including daily home nursing, podiatry, meals on wheels, linen and towel service, and home maintenance and garden support,” he said.

Mr Zimmerman said the federal government’s grant would fund new furniture and fittings for the new LCNSCS building.

The organisation is expected to move into their new home in September this year.

The federal government grant was delivered through the Stronger Communities Programme