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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Goulburn St Vinnies wins funds to repair truckload of damage

The St Vincent de Paul Society Inc. of Goulburn has secured $29,338 in funding for the repair of its Auburn Street store after it was hit by bad weather – and a truck.

The funds – from the NSW Government’s 2021 Community Building Partnership Program -are set to deliver much-needed repairs to the building’s awning, and will also be used to repaint the store’s exterior.

“This is welcome news for St Vincent de Paul Society, who offer so much for people in need across the Goulburn region,” said Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman.

“This funding will help St Vincent de Paul Society ensure essential maintenance is completed on their building whilst they continue to provide such valued work and services to the local community.”

Goulburn St Vincent de Paul Society Vice President, Irene Picker said the funding was very timely.

“As can be seen the building is very much in need of painting and the awning badly needs repairs,” she said.

“Inclement weather along with an unfortunate incident that involved a truck clipping the corner of the awning and causing additional damage has not helped the restoration program, however it is anticipated that work will begin in the near future.”

Ms Picker said members of the St Vincent de Paul Society were most grateful to have received the funding.

“These funds will assist in continuing the work of the Society in providing help to those who are in need that began many years ago when the first Conference was established in Goulburn in 1895.”

“Today the Goulburn Conference is the oldest continuous St Vincent de Paul Society in NSW outside of Sydney, so our history is one of commitment to the people of Goulburn,” she said.

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