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Monday, 22 May 2017

SEC Care receives $43,000 Community Infrastructure Grant

Mark Shelton MP with SEC Care staff and volunteers Wednesday, 17 May 2017 Mark Shelton MP with SEC Care staff and volunteers Wednesday, 17 May 2017

SEC Care has been granted $43,000 by the Tasmanian Government's Community Infrastructure Grant fund to re-paint the roof, detail brick-work, erect a pole-standing sign and transform the front garden at Somerville Street into an beautiful and inviting space for the whole community.

SEC Care CEO Helen Pollard said she was grateful to the Grant Committee for selecting our application. 

"Since purchasing the old Sorell Council Chambers (Somerville Street) we have put all our efforts into restructuring and renovating the interior of the building," Ms Pollard said.

"Now that we have settled in, the next job was to restore the streetscape and transform the front garden into a space the organisation can be proud of."

Viewed from Gordon Street, the heritage-listed old Sorell Council Chambers has seen better days, with a roof covered in surface rust, chipped away brick work and a baron front yard with no plants or seating.

"Thanks to the Community Infrastructure Grant fund,  our dream of a beautiful streetscape will soon become a reality," Ms Pollard said. 

"A big thank you is also due to Mark Shelton MP for taking the time to deliver the good news in person (pictured with SEC Care staff and volunteers), we are thrilled!"

SEC Care will begin the works on their premises streetscape in the coming weeks.

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