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Queensland government upgrades neighbourhood network centres

Posted On August 27, 2015

The Queensland government has committed $12.2 million over the next four years to upgrade neighbourhood centres and multi-tenant service centres.

Minister for Communities, Shannon Fentiman, made the announcement today to upgrade 11 centres as part of the program.

“Neighbourhood Centres are the focal point for many of our communities, but they were neglected by the former LNP Government, which scrapped the Neighbourhood Centre Capital Program,” Fentiman said.

Centres are expected to be upgraded over the next two years, including centres at Mackay, Upper Mount Gravatt, Murgon, Monto, New Farm, Capalaba, Sherwood, West End, Nerang, Palm Beach and Inala.

The prior government cut more than $900,000 away from Queensland neighbourhood centres.

“We want to revitalise our Neighbourhood Centres and recognise the vital role they play. This new funding is in addition to $14 million this financial year to support 121 Neighbourhood Centres across the state," he said.

Neighbourhood and Multi-Tenant Centres provide many services ranging from counselling, financial advice, parenting programs, first aid courses and accommodating visiting health services.

 

Source: ProjectLink.com.au

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