Camp Yarramundi could get the upgrade it needs due to a co-funding partnership between the YMCA NSW and a re-elected Morrison Government.
The Morrison Government would provide $500,000 to build two new amenities buildings at the popular outdoor camping and education precinct, involving the demolition of two existing structures and replacing them with two new buildings outfitted with modern accessible showers, toilets and change rooms.
YMCA’s Shane Simmons said his team was looking forward to working with Liberal Candidate for Macquarie Sarah Richards to deliver the upgrades following the state election.
“Camp Yarramundi is something of a spiritual home for the Y in NSW, and part of Sydney’s story,” Mr Simmons said.
“It has been part of the story of so many young Australians over generations because the experiences you have at camp change you forever - you make new friends, you immerse yourself in beautiful country and natural heritage, you stretch yourself physically, mentally and emotionally and gain life skills that you never forget.
“We want that life-changing experiences to be available to young people and communities into the future and we want to provide that experience to more young people, which is why the amenities upgrade at Camp Yarramundi is so vital.”
“It’s so reassuring to hear that Government leaders can see our vision for this special place and will support us in providing this for the community of NSW.”
Liberal Candidate for Macquarie, Sarah Richards said Camp Yarramundi, established in 1937, was a special place that was well-worth maintaining.
“So many generations here in the Hawkesbury have made special memories at Camp Yarramundi, and I know that wonderful experiences right here, have changed many young lives for the better,” Ms Richards said.
“Of course, the site and the new buildings would be nothing without the giving staff of the YMCA who are the heart of Camp Yarramundi.”
“They will ensure that future generations of our Hawkesbury youth will also have great experiences and come away with fond memories too.”
“I’m delighted that the new inclusive building will allow for disabled youth to experience the best of this incredible place.”
“The co-funded project will support an estimated 11 jobs during construction, and 5 jobs post-construction, which will further strengthen our local economy.”
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