Australia: Clayton Utz celebrates with Cerebral Palsy Alliance on new Allambie Heights therapy centre
Last Updated: 10 August 2012

Clayton Utz celebrates with Cerebral Palsy Alliance on new Allambie Heights therapy centre

Sydney, 7 August 2012: Clayton Utz is proud to be part of a team of supporters that has helped long-term community partner and pro bono client Cerebral Palsy Alliance achieve an important outcome for people with cerebral palsy and their families, with the opening of a new state-of-the-art therapy centre at Allambie Heights in northern Sydney, NSW.

The Allambie Heights therapy centre, which was officially opened on 27 July 2012 by NSW Premier, The Hon. Barry O'Farrell MP, was built after a fire in 2007 destroyed the former Spastic Centre on the site. Through its 'Raise the Roof' campaign, Cerebral Palsy Alliance was able to raise $7 million in addition to the insurance payout to rebuild bigger and better after the fire. The new centre includes several therapy rooms, pre-school classrooms, a children's games room, a parents' lounge, an all abilities playground, a fully equipped gym and weights room, an equipment workshop and an education and training hub to service the wider disability sector.

Since 2004 Clayton Utz has provided pro bono support to Cerebral Palsy Alliance to assist with the planning and development of the site and new centre. Led by Clayton Utz Real Estate partner Peter McMahon, and Litigation partner Dean Jordan, our work has included help with lease negotiations, preparation of expression of interest and invitation to tender documents, reviewing and evaluating tender documents, preparing construction and demolition contracts, and participating in the ongoing supervision and management of the construction of the new facility.

Peter said the firm was proud of its long-term association with Cerebral Palsy Alliance and was delighted to see the result of the many years of hard work to rebuild the centre following the devastating fire in 2007. "The new centre at Allambie Heights is a significant milestone for Cerebral Palsy Alliance and will make a huge difference to children and adults with cerebral palsy and their families. We are very pleased to have been able to support Cerebral Palsy Alliance in making this important project happen."

In 2011, the Clayton Utz Foundation made a two year grant totalling $31,594 to Cerebral Palsy Alliance to purchase specialised outdoor playground equipment for the new centre.

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