Council welcomes 3Bridges to Summer Hill Community Centre

Tuesday 15 June 2021

Council has announced that 3Bridges is the new operator of Summer Hill Community Centre.

Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne said 3Bridges was chosen after an Expression of Interest (EOI) for a suitably qualified and experienced community-based tenant.

“This is great news for Summer Hill. The Centre will provide a much wider range of services to locals people of all ages, as well as quality programs to help disadvantaged people,” he said.

“These include dementia social support groups, before and after school and vacation care, one of which is based at Summer Hill Public School, partnerships with the Portugal Madeira Club to deliver a men’s mental health project and working with children from CALD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities at Marrickville West Public School.

“The Neighbourhood Centre will also be opened up as a community hub and meeting place after being too closed off in recent times,” Mayor Byrne said.

3Bridges is a not-for-profit organisation with extensive experience in operating community centres across 17 communities in south-east Sydney and Canterbury-Bankstown.

The organisation provides support and service programs for disability, youth, community and ageing.

“The team and I are very humbled and excited to be able to service the Inner West community. This Centre will provide support and activities from Early Years to Ageing Well,” said Raj Nair, 3Bridges CEO.

“We understand that our clients have individual needs and we apply evidence based programs to help them achieve their goals. We are looking forward to expanding our services and welcome the Inner West community to 3Bridges’ Summer Hill Community Hub” said Raj Nair.

Summer Hill Community Centre is located in Darrell Jackson Gardens, which is close to the village and train station.

Council’s community engagement last year revealed that residents overwhelmingly wanted a neighbourhood centre that was multi-purpose in terms of community programs and services and provided a general community space for meetings, activities and events.

The community also told Council that the Centre should provide specialist social support services (including for vulnerable people) and a place for specialist arts, recreation and cultural activities.

Read the full community engagement document.

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