MEDIA RELEASE: Peace of mind for families visiting Royal Far West

Drummond House windows to be replaced
Left to right: Lindsay Cane AM, James Griffin MP and Royal Far West family Charlie, Annette and Nathan
$80,000 Investment in fall-safe windows for Drummond House from NSW government

Country kids and their families will have a safer and more enjoyable stay in Manly due to an $80,000 investment by the NSW Government in fall-safe window screens for Drummond House, Member for Manly James Griffin announced today. Our Drummond House guesthouse, first built in the 1930s, is home away from home for hundreds of families from the bush every year who visit Manly to undertake comprehensive health and wellbeing screening, assessments and specialist intensive programs at the Centre for Country Kids, next door to Drummond House.

Member for Manly James Griffin welcomed the support from the NSW Government.

“Families in rural and regional NSW have been doing it especially tough these last few years through drought and now bushfires,” Mr Griffin said. “Improving safety and providing peace of mind for families from the bush visiting Manly is worth every penny, not to mention taking in that salty Manly breeze. Any investment we can make in important facilities such as at Royal Far West benefits kids and families country-wide.”

CEO Lindsay Cane AM said the announcement was great news for country families. “Country families use Drummond House as their ‘home-away-from-home’ in Sydney, while their children access essential developmental health services not available in their local communities,” Ms Cane said.

“The new window screens will safely improve air flow, ventilation and temperature control within the building, and reduce on-going cleaning and maintenance costs.”

The investment in Drummond House comes after $15 million in support from the NSW Government was provided for Royal Far West’s state-of-the-art Centre for Country Kids, which was opened in December 2018.

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