News PAYCE helps Australian Kookaburra Kids soar to new heights

AKK_Dom_Taking Flight

6 April 2017 – Australian property development and investment company, PAYCE has announced its support behind Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation’s latest program, Taking Flight, pledging a $25,000 donation.

The Taking Flight program launched earlier this month is aimed specifically at those Kookaburra Kids transitioning from school into tertiary study or the workforce, but who still need support to navigate to becoming independent adults.

The Kookaburra Kids supports school aged children living in families affected by mental illness by providing recreational and educational camps throughout the school holidays.

PAYCE has been supporting the Sutherland Shire based organisation since 2015 as a strategic partner, pledging $250,000 over five years and has now donated an additional $25,000 towards the Taking Flight program.

The program provides:

  • The opportunity to work with an experienced coach to develop an integrated approach to career planning that supports the individual’s situation, interests and values
  • Job placement opportunities to educate and build capacity to get full-time employment
  • Guidance on suitable tertiary courses
  • Mentoring support with on-going professional and emotional guidance, and
  • Fundamental skills development opportunities to stay in front of work/study challenges.

PAYCE Director Dominic Sullivan said the new program was a very worthy initiative and the company was proud to support the new program.

“Taking Flight really is a great new and perfectly targeted service,” he said.

“Not all Kookaburra Kids have the confidence or family support to access resources to make the best decisions on their tertiary education and employment choices.”

Mr Sullivan said PAYCE was committed to helping grass-roots organisations that make a difference.

“The circumstances that Kookaburra Kids find themselves in are beyond their control and the work of the team really does help these young people towards a bright future,” he said.

“Every child deserves to reach their full potential and that can only be achieved with the right guidance and support.

“I am sure many of them will go on to make big contributions to the community,” Mr Sullivan said.

Click to share
Share on LinkedInShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Google+Email this to someone

Related Posts

News East Village Wins Another International Award

23 May 2017 – Leading property and investment company PAYCE today announced that East Village at Victoria Park has been awarded an Honorees for Design/Development in the 2017 ICSC VIVA awards held at the Westgate Hotel […]

Read More.
home-east-village-01

News Melrose Park Community Cup Boosts Charity Coffers

18 May 2017 – A record field hit off in the Melrose Park Community Cup at the Ryde Parramatta Golf Club on Thursday, raising more than $68,000 for six local community groups. It was a […]

Read More.
PAYCE director Dominic Sullivan, Geoff Lee and Amanda Chadwick with members from the six community groups hold the giant cheque for $68,358

News PAYCE Sutherland to Surf Run or Walk for a Cause

17 May 2017 – Wanda SLSC and Wesley Mission charity partners working together to save lives With online entries now open for this year’s PAYCE Sutherland 2 Surf (PAYCE S2S), held on Sunday 23 July […]

Read More.
13-4-17   Payce Lifeline Pic Australia Media
Chris Ryan, Development director at Payce(grey suit) Mark Sergeant, President Wanda SLSC(White shirt),Sue Banks, Lifeline(floral top), Meg Brannock, Wanda SLSC(Blue top), Michael Bonnici, Wanda SLSC (Yellow SLS top)

News West Ryde Rovers secure record sponsorship with PAYCE

1 April 2017 – West Ryde Rovers Sports and Social Club’s status as the largest community sporting club within the Ryde municipality is set to continue into the foreseeable future, after securing a long-term partnership with […]

Read More.
HW8Z8382ROYAL SHORES 002 ADJUSTED

News Ermington Foreshore and Halvorsen Park Improvements Handed Over to Community

3 April 2017 – Multi-million dollar foreshore improvements and a new Halvorsen Park playground adjacent to the Parramatta River at Ermington were last Saturday (1 April) handed to City of Parramtta at no cost to ratepayers. […]

Read More.
Payce - Royal Shores Development, Ermington.  Payce Director Dominic Sullivan, presents the Royal Shores foreshore development to Amanda Chadwick, Administrator Parramatta City Council, and Dr Geoff Lee, Member for Parramatta, after its redevelopment. Also present is Artu Tui from Sekisui House. Saturday 1st April 2017. Photo: Ryan Stuart

News Save Our Sons team walk the bay for DMD

3 April 2017 – After 11 days on the road the Walk to Save Our Sons 2017 Edition team arrived in Melbourne’s St Kilda today to be greeted by hundreds of enthusiastic families and supporters […]

Read More.
0J1A8193_LR

News Riverwood Packed Out for Harmony Day

22 March 2017 –  It was standing room only at the Riverwood Community Centre as locals celebrated this year’s Harmony Day with a showcase of vibrant mix of cultures. More than 200 people filled the […]

Read More.
Harmony Day in Riverwood, sponsored by Payce

News Chats for Change: Impact Tales, Straight from the Horse’s Mouth – Coming Soon

Chats for Change is a conversation series promoting social innovation and thought leadership. We want to engage people from all generations, backgrounds and industries in a conversation about our society’s most complex social issues and […]

Read More.
C4C_Coming Soon Tile

News Greater Sydney Commission Awards Recognise Washington Park

24 February, 2017 – At the Inaugural Greater Sydney Commission Awards held at the QBV Tea Rooms on Thursday 23th February, 2017, Washington Park was awarded commendation for ‘Great Integrated Planning Project’. This award reflects […]

Read More.
GSC_Dom and Lucy

News Riverwood community gather to welcome the Lunar New Year

2 February 2017 – Riverwood residents, including the local Chinese community, this week came together to welcome in the Lunar New Year and enjoy lots of celebratory dancing performances and singing at a special event held […]

Read More.
Chines New Year 2017

News Chats for Change: Inspiring Change

Chats for Change is a conversation series promoting social innovation and thought leadership. We want to engage people from all generations, backgrounds and industries in a conversation about our society’s most complex social issues and […]

Read More.
ChatsForChange1_Low Res

News Community choirs’ spirited performances at Lights of Christmas presented by PAYCE

23 December 2016 –  In what has become a much-anticipated tradition, a number of popular community choirs made guest appearances last night at the city’s iconic festive event, Lights of Christmas presented by PAYCE, held […]

Read More.
combined-choirs-on-steps-st-marys-2016

News $10,000 Funding Boost for Penrith Baseball Club

2 December 2016 – Penrith Baseball Club has started a major facility upgrade as it pushes for three State League premierships in a row. Chairman of the club’s sponsorship committee, Craig McCarthy, said the upgrade […]

Read More.
img_0814-25

News Experience the magic of Christmas at the LIGHTS OF CHRISTMAS presented by PAYCE

The St Mary’s Cathedral forecourt will again be the centrepiece of a stunning free light and sound show created by AGB Events, as the iconic building lights up Sydney and captures the imagination of audiences […]

Read More.
loc_2016_03_10_lr

News East Village wins gold at 2016 ICSC Asia Pacific Shopping Centre Awards

12 October 2016 – PAYCE Consolidated Limited today announced that its world-class shopping centre, East Village Victoria Park, has won the Gold Award in the 2016 ICSC Asia Pacific Shopping Center Awards in the category […]

Read More.
home-east-village-01

News Harts Landing – Discover the lifestyle you’ve always imagined

The life you’ve always imagined is blossoming in the heart of Penrith. Penrith is bursting to life and Harts Landing is perfectly situated for you to take advantage of the best it has to offer.  […]

Read More.
Harts_Landing_01

News PAYCE Staff Volunteer Day Washington Park 2016

A band of enthusiastic PAYCE staff members volunteered to roll up their sleeves and successfully relocated over 500 plants and mature trees from the Washington Park display suite to local schools and community gardens in […]

Read More.
_12Z9666

News Lifeline and PAYCE join forces in the race to end Australia’s suicide emergency

23 September 2016 – Lifeline Australia is today excited to announce that property development and investment company PAYCE will be lending their considerable support to Lifeline Australia’s participation in the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon. […]

Read More.
21522 Lifeline_Logo_Proudly Supporting_01

News PAYCE & David Wall support National Truck Safety Week

12 September 2016 – PAYCE-sponsored Porsche Carrera Cup competitor, David Wall was among 30 owners and drivers of heavy vehicles and special interest cars who recently participated in a children’s truck safety awareness campaign held in […]

Read More.
national-truck-week-2016

News Local community enjoys all the fun of the Fair at Telopea

2 September 2016 – This year’s Telopea Community Fair was held in the spacious grounds of Telopea Public School on Saturday, 27 August in sunny, cool weather was a resounding success with more than 1,500 local […]

Read More.
fullsizerender

News 2016 Historic Touring Cars NSW | Festival Of Sporting Cars

The PAYCE NSW Historic Touring Car Championship headed to the Sydney Motorsport Park North circuit on August 20th for the next round of the 2016 Championship as part of the Festival of Sporting Cars meeting. […]

Read More.
2016 Historic Touring Cars NSW

News Engadine High’s Fast PAYCE team to race the world’s best in Texas

23 August 2016 – Engadine High’s successful F1 in Schools Challenge team is heading to Austin, Texas in October to contest the world titles after receiving a ‘wild card’ invitation from the competition organisers. The Fast […]

Read More.
fullsizerender2

News Burra Rugby’s big win with new PAYCE sponsorship

15 August 2016 – Burraneer Rugby Club has signed a long-term sponsorship agreement with Sydney-based property development and investment company, PAYCE that will see the club receive $60,000 over three years in financial support. The club […]

Read More.
Rugby 7's - 13th Aug 2016 004

News Washington Park awarded Commendation at UDIA NSW Awards for Excellence

5 August, 2016 –Washington Park at Riverwood developed by PAYCE Consolidated Limited, has been awarded a commendation from the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW in the category of Masterplanned Communities at their annual awards […]

Read More.
13923548_1138915962832077_7378432377184743859_o

News PAYCE congratulates NSW Community Housing Provider of the Year Award winners

29 July 2016 – Leading Australian property development and investment company, PAYCE today congratulated Evolve Housing and Pacific Link Housing on winning the NSW Community Housing Provider of the Year Award at the Affordable Housing Conference […]

Read More.
Harts_Landing_01

News Washington Park awarded Best Masterplanned Community Development

28 July 2016 – Washington Park in Riverwood North has won Best Masterplanned Community Development in this year’s Urban Taskforce Development Awards announced at the Four Seasons, Sydney last night (27 July 2016). Washington Park is […]

Read More.
2013-10-05 17.53.43

News 2016 PAYCE SUTHERLAND 2 SURF attracted strong field

25 July 2016 – Good but chilly conditions prevailed for this year’s PAYCE Sutherland2Surf fun run and walk from Sutherland to Wanda Beach, Cronulla on Sunday, 24 July 2016. The event is in its 45th […]

Read More.
PAYCE S2S 2016  18

News PAYCE and SGCH welcome the Riverwood Masterplan

6 July 2016 – The NSW Government announcement that it will commence work on a masterplan for the entire Washington Park site at Riverwood North is a major boost for the local community, PAYCE Consolidated General […]

Read More.
Unknown

News Riverwood choir brings music to the community

23 June 2016 –  A shared love of singing and community spirit has brought together a group of Riverwood residents to from the Riverwood Community Choir through a community-driven initiative facilitated by property development and […]

Read More.
243A2895-1_LR

News East Village judged Best Mixed Use Development in 2016 Property Council of Australia Awards

6 June 2016 – PAYCE’s highly successful East Village development at Zetland continues to add to its impressive list of industry awards, picking up the Best Mixed Use Development in this year’s Property Council of Australia […]

Read More.
2016_PCA Awards

News PAYCE pledges $10,000 to The Salvos’ Red Shield Appeal

16 May 2016 – Australian property development and investment company, PAYCE, a long-time supporter of The Salvation Army and its programs, is on board again this year locally with a $10,000 donation towards the 2016 […]

Read More.
Print

News PAYCE pledges $90,000 to help support The Hills Women’s Shelter

10 May 2016 – Leading Australian property development and investment company, PAYCE has committed $30,000 a year for the next three years to The Hills Women’s Shelter, The Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is part of Women’s Community […]

Read More.
The Sanctuary 2016

News No walk in the park for Save Our Sons team

28 April 2016 –  The Save Our Sons team of travel-weary walkers arrived at Melbourne’s Federation Square this week to a tumultuous welcome from supporters and onlookers after 13 days on the road. The team […]

Read More.
IMG_7775

News PAYCE supports 2016 Affordable Housing Conference

20 April 2016 – Leading Australian property development and investment company, PAYCE is the major sponsor of this year’s Affordable Housing Conference to be hosted by the NSW Federation of Housing Associations in Sydney on 28-29 […]

Read More.
Riverwood Hero

News East Village wins three prestigious Asia Pacific Property Awards

12 April 2016 – PAYCE’s East Village mixed use development in Zetland has taken out three international industry awards in this year’s Asia Pacific Property Awards competition. The highly successful East Village project won Highly Commended […]

Read More.
DSC_6758 Portrait_LR

News Canterbury community celebrates its 10th Harmony Day

24 March 2016 – Hundreds of local families and friends joined dignitaries and special guests at the Orion Centre, Campsie on Wednesday 23 March for a day of cultural diversity to mark this year’s Harmony Day, […]

Read More.
IMG_0770

News Riverwood community enjoys all the fun of the Fair

22 March 2016 – An estimated 5,000 visitors to last weekend’s Riverwood Autumn Fair festival enjoyed a fantastic day of free non-stop entertainment and activities in timely autumn weather conditions. The annual festival is a free […]

Read More.
MP Tony Burke & Riverwood Choir

News Developers help raise more than $30,000 in the fight against domestic violence

11 March 2016 – Three dominant industry players have joined forces with Sutherland Shire Family Services to raise more than $30,000 – with more pledges still to come in – to help tackle the devastating impacts of domestic […]

Read More.
ViVi.160311.SSFS fundraiser.026_2

News Engadine High’s F1 racers win multiple awards at National Titles

7 March 2016 The FAST PAYCE RACING team from Engadine High School competed in the F1 in Schools Technology Challenge national titles in Penrith last week picked up three major awards and finished runners-up in […]

Read More.
FPR National titles 2

News 500 mature trees and plants donated to Riverwood schools and local community gardens

26 February 2016 A band of 40 enthusiastic volunteers successfully relocated over 500 plants and mature trees today to local schools and community gardens from the Washington Park residential project site in North Riverwood. The […]

Read More.
_12Z9666