Kurnell community keeping connected

Be Connected: Marton Hall played host to the Connecting Communities” Expo-Elizabeth O'Neill from Orana,Councillor Carol Provan and Aboriginal Elder  Deanna Schreiber at the official opening. Picture: John Veage
Be Connected: Marton Hall played host to the Connecting Communities” Expo-Elizabeth O'Neill from Orana,Councillor Carol Provan and Aboriginal Elder Deanna Schreiber at the official opening. Picture: John Veage

Kurnell was the birthplace of our modern nation ,it was also the locale chosen for the first Sutherland Shire “Connecting Communities” Expo.

The expo was a collaboration between three community organisations, BeConnected Community Services, Orana and Project Youth and Sutherland Shire Council.

The purpose of the expo was to bring together information on services provided to the Kurnell community and to maintain connections with support services following the 2015 tornado.

The expo incorporated a “Have your Say” opportunity to increase understanding of the important but unmet needs of the community.

Twenty services participated in the expo and were happy to talk to the Kurnell community and visitors on the day.

Services ranged from larger organisations to smaller  local groups including the Kurnell Pensioners and Girl Guides who are always happy to recruit new members. 

Performances by Kurnell Primary School and Kurnell Preschool were enjoyed by visitors on the day as were the exercise demonstrations and magic show.

Caringbah Lions Club made sure no one at the expo was hungry with volunteers working the BBQ.

If a community would like to organise a “Connecting Communities Expo in their area, they can get in contact with Helen Ivory, general  manager of BeConnected Community Services Inc at beconnected.org.au.