Katie Hall MP, Member for Footscray, visited Duke Street Community House in Sunshine today to announce funding of $199,100 through the Community Support Fund as the centre celebrated the start of Neighbourhood House Week.

The funding will be used to implement the “Create, Make, SHINE” project. This project will be used to refurbish existing learning spaces, as well as purchase new IT equipment including computers, iPads, and 3D printers.

It will also deliver educational activities to provide students with the necessary information skills technology, such as computer use, required for 21st century workplaces.

The project will benefit the residents of Sunshine and Braybrook, by offering new opportunities for training and education, in an accessible and supportive environment.

Duke Street Community House was established in 1973 to provide inclusion, education and support services to the Brimbank community. Its objectives include providing services to promote social justice and community strengthening, and currently offers programs including English as an Additional Language, basic to advanced computer skills, and internet use.

Quotes attributable to Member for Footscray Katie Hall MP

“I’m so pleased we have secured this funding for Duke Street Community House. This project will change lives – by providing access to the people of Braybrook and Sunshine to the best technology available.”   

 “Duke Street Community House is a fantastic local organisation working tirelessly within our community. I’m proud to support the incredible work that they do.”

“This funding is a perfect example of Duke Street Community House’s commitment to providing education opportunities for all members of the community, and will make a huge difference.”