Rising from the ashes: new campus opened to support people with cerebral palsy
27 July 2012
Four and a half years after fire destroyed their headquarters on Sydney's Northern Beaches, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) is now back on its feet with NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell today opening their new therapy and services centre at Allambie Heights.
The NSW Government contributed $1.7 million towards the rebuilding effort, which includes a new head office for the organisation, therapy rooms, pre-school classrooms and an all abilities playground.
"I'm very proud my Government has stood shoulder to shoulder with the Cerebral Palsy Alliance following the devastating fire, and it's great to see the organisation rise from the ashes with these new and improved facilities," Mr O'Farrell said.
"Children and adults with cerebral palsy will have access to a range of services to improve their health and mobility, and learn skills so they can live fulfilling lives in the wider community.
"For over 60 years, the CPA has been providing support to people with cerebral palsy, and with these new facilities that can continue long into the future," he said.
Mr Constance said a fundraising campaign was launched by the CPA to rebuild after the devastating fire in December 2007.
"With funding from the NSW Government, and tremendous support from corporate and individual donors, the Cerebral Palsy Alliance is back to full operation at Allambie Heights," he said.
"It's not just about the bricks and mortar, but the life-changing support that will be delivered here to people with cerebral palsy."
The Cerebral Palsy Alliance is supported by more than $39 million in funding from the NSW Government to provide services state-wide to more than 4,000 people.
or more information about Cerebral Palsy Alliance, visit www.cerebralpalsy.org.au.