Mannering Park Sailing Club has received a $197,800 government grant for its boatshed extension and the addition of all-access amenities.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Catherine Cusack, announced the grant from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund and that it would enable the introduction of Sailability to the local area.
“Sailability is a fantastic initiative which began in 1995 with a vision to facilitate participation in sailing for people with a disability, regardless of age or experience,” she said.
Mannering Park Sailing Club Commodore, John Skewes, welcomed the significant funding injection and said it would enable the club to fulfil its vision of introducing Sailability to the local area, making a great difference to individuals and their families living with a disability.
“This funding will make it possible to extend the club’s boatshed storage to accommodate the equipment and sailboats, as well as the addition of disabled restrooms needed for Sailability to begin operations from Mannering Park,” Commodore Skewes said.
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