Jenny Leong MP recognised the 1 year anniversary of the Surry Hills Community Connect in Northcott Public Housing estate and congratulated all those involved in the success of the Community Connect.
"I draw the attention of this parliament to the 1 year anniversary event of the Surry Hills Community Connect in Northcott Public Housing estate on Thursday 15th August. I would like to congratulate the staff, volunteers and all others involved in the success of the Community Connect in assisting and enriching the lives of those in the Surry Hills Public housing community. The anniversary event included a welcome to country and smoking ceremony performed by Uncle Jimmy Smith and Lord Mayor from City of Sydney, Clover Moore, and I spoke to highlight the amazing work of the Surry Hills Community Connect.
The day included sport clinics, a photo booth, art and crafts, and lots of other stalls and activities. We were also treated to an incredible performance by the One Voice Redfern Choir made up of our talented public housing residents. The event was attended by over 200 people and I'd like to thank staff and volunteers: Roy Chikwem, Kira Weiss, Sacha Lapi, Charles Hunter, Marc Harry, Oscar McKinnon, Kelly Hartley, Nathan Dore, Barbara Clewden, Roman Jaremczuk, Ricky James, Wendy O'Donnell, Mary Elwasfi and Jack Franco."