The Archbishop of Sydney’s New Churches for New Communities initiative was officially launched at a function in August. The launch was hastily moved to St Andrew’s Cathedral School after damage caused to the Chapter House by a storm in the city.
Compered by TV journalist Leigh Hatcher, the audience heard details of the first projects to be targeted by the NCNC, which raises funds to build infrastructure on land already acquired by the Mission Property Committee.
The function was told the first five projects would require $25 million in funding. When all the residential areas served by the new centres are completed, Sydney’s population will have grown by 700,000.