Monday May 5, 2014
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP and Penrith Mayor, Ross Fowler, OAM today visited the indoor riding arena at Nepean Riding for the Disabled Association to view the completion of works to upgrade the Association’s indoor horse riding arena.
The NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program provided $45,468 to resurface the indoor horse riding arena while Penrith City Council provided $10,000 to replace the boards around the arena.
“I am delighted to see the benefits to the most vulnerable in our community from State Government funded projects such as this one which I have supported from the start to finish. To see the final product ready to be used and enjoyed in my electorate of Mulgoa is a very satisfying experience” Tanya Davies said.
“Penrith City Council welcomes the State Government’s funding for a new indoor arena surface for the Samuel Marsden Riding facility, and Council is pleased to also contribute $10,000 to replace the boards around the arena” said Penrith City Council Mayor, Ross Fowler.
“This is the latest in a number of upgrades Council has done recently for the facility and the joint funding will enable children and adults of all abilities to enjoy horse riding in more contemporary facilities” said Mayor Fowler.
“The cost of upgrading this indoor riding arena could never have been met without State Government and Penrith City Council funding support” said Association President, Narelle O’Kell.
The Club is located in Orchard Hills and is run by about 30 volunteers and provides support to 20 people currently, who are living with a disability.