If there is one thing Campbelltown doesn't lack, it is organisations that make tremendous contributions to our community.
I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to one of those organisations in particular – Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation.
Tharawal services the entire South-West Sydney region which comprises of numbers councils including: Campbelltown; Bankstown; Liverpool; Camden; Wollondilly and Wingecarribee.
About 5 per cent of the South-West Sydney population is made of residents from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
It is a significant portion of the population which makes the existence of Tharawal even more important.
In fact, the organisation is located in Airds where is estimated around 13 per cent of the population are from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.
The organisation offers a number of services including: medical; child and family; social and emotional wellbeing; and health lifestyles.
It's not just the services Tharawal offers, but also the ability of to engage the community that is so important.
I recently had a chance to get back out to Tharawal and was, as usual, extremely impressed with what I saw.
To all the team at Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation, keep up the great work.