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22nd June 2022

Neighbourhood and community centres on the Sunshine Coast will receive a share of the Palaszczuk Government’s record investment in neighbourhood and community centres in the 2022-23 State Budget.

Rob Skelton MP said this funding would mean more services and supports would be available for people living in Nicklin.

“Thanks to this significant funding commitment, annual operational funding for Nambour Community Centre will increase by over $100,000 pre annum in 2022-23,” he said.

“This additional funding will allow the centre to hire new staff, buy equipment and deliver additional services and support for people who need it most – including those experiencing domestic and family violence, social isolation and loneliness, homelessness and financial stress.

“For vulnerable people in our community, this support can be life-changing.

“I’m sure this news will be welcomed by the hard-working staff and volunteers at our local centre, along with the wider community.”

The 2022-23 State Budget includes a total of $115.8 million over four years for neighbourhood and community centres across Queensland. This includes $51.8 million to increase the minimum operational funding for each of the 127 State Government-funded neighbourhood and community centres to $230,000 per annum, up from around $124,000.

Mr Skelton said the Palaszczuk Government is committed to funding high quality community services for Queenslanders such as seniors, people with disability, families, First Nations people and young people.

“In the 2022-23 State Budget the Palaszczuk Government is providing an additional $125.6 million funding over four years to increase the delivery of vital community and social services for Queenslanders in need,” he said.

“Community services, such as neighbourhood and community centres, provide valuable supports to the Queenslanders who use them.

“The Palaszczuk Government’s support for these services in Nicklin is another example of the government’s commitment to increasing the social and economic wellbeing of Queenslanders.”

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