School improvements

Schools in the Londonderry and Mulgoa electorates benefited from government maintenance projects during the school holidays. Works included security fencing at Whalan Public School, a concrete car park at Cambridge Park High and sewer works at Lethbridge Park Public School.

Work in the Mulgoa electorate was at Oxley Park Public School ($33,255), Kurrambee School ($15,089) and St Marys Senior High School ($27,114).

Women help women

The 25th anniversary of National Volunteer Week was held from May 12 to 18. The WASH House recognised the contribution of its 45 volunteers who serve the Mount Druitt community at Washed Up Treasure opportunity shops in Emerton. Washed Up Treasure manager Jennifer Szymkow said volunteers celebrated with a luncheon at Mount Druitt TAFE's Create restaurant.

Bhutanese fund-raiser

A dinner will be held at Blacktown on Friday to raise funds for the 2014 Australian Bhutanese Youth Festival next month. The four-day festival runs from July 3 to 6. The dinner is at Tribeni Indian Restaurant, 2/32 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown, at 6.30pm. Cost $40 for a three-course meal. Dress is casual/colourful.

■ Details:, 0450 704 226 or Padam Kafley, 0451 002 005.

State grants for recycling

Blacktown and Penrith councils will receive more than $1.36 million in funding from the state government to improve waste and recycling performance as part of the $465.7 million Waste Less, Recycle More program, Londonderry MP Bart Bassett said. Blacktown receives $719,604; Penrith $448,474.

This story IN BRIEF first appeared on St Marys-Mt Druitt Star.