Harris Park Community centre was established in 2002. The aim was to provide a place where community members could seek help and help each other.

The NSW Government funded the centre’s activities while Parramatta City Council provided the facilities.

As the local area has changed over the years, so has the centre changed accordingly.

The Community centre has been moving towards this direction with a greater focus on children, youth parents and families.

This is in line with the funding body’s priorities of Targeted Earlier Intervention Reform.

About TEI Reform

The following information about Targeted Earlier Intervention was extracted from FACS website (updated on 1 August 2019):

To service children and families that need support to have more positive pathways in life, we need a system that is

  • flexible — focusing on client needs rather than program guidelines

  • locally responsive — working to the strengths, assets and needs of local communities

  • evidence based — grounded in what we know works and building on that knowledge

  • adaptive — continuously improving and responding to change

  • client centred — working with the person and family to address their needs.

The following services will form part of the service delivery here at Harris Park Community Centre.

  • Community Connections

  • Provision of a Community Centre

  • Community Support

  • Targeted Support ( For Young Parents, Children Ages 0-3 and Aboriginal CYP, families and Communities).

As a result of the changed requirements by the funding body, Harris Park Community Centre’s Management and staff are now exclusively focusing on children, youth parents and families.