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Tharawal and East Campbelltown Eagles win vote and the cash

Two proactive community organisations in Campbelltown have secured funding that will help them turn their individual projects into reality.

Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation and East Campbelltown Eagles Rugby League Football Club applied successfully for funding as part of the My Community Project initiative.

The My Community Project grants involved community groups submitting an application, with residents voting for their favourite application for the first time.

Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation will receive $200,000 for its Right on Track café, while the East Campbelltown Eagles will receive almost $56,000 for grandstand seating at Waminda Oval, pictured below.

The Right on Track café will see old train carriages converted into a café that will employ, serve and train locals.

The project will be led by Tharawal alongside a number of partners, including Reiby Juvenile Justice Centre, TAFE and members of the local community.

Campbelltown MP Greg Warren has congratulated the two popular community organisations.

 “Well done to both Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation and the East Campbelltown Eagles RLFC,’’ he said.

“The Right on Track café is a brilliant initiative and one I believe the community will fully support.

“Once up and running, it will provide a space to get some delicious food and a great cup of coffee.

“Most importantly it will provide a space for locals to learn and create.

“The East Campbelltown Eagles have a huge following and the grand stand will ensure those fans can watch the game from a great vantage point.

“Well done to both winners,” Mr Warren said.

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