Monto Neighbourhood Centre included in budget
VULNERABLE people in the Monto region will be better supported thanks to a funding boost for the Monto Neighbourhood Centre in the 2016-17 State Budget.
Communities minister Shannon Fentiman said the new funding was part of the Palaszczuk Government’s $6.9 million Neighbourhood Centre Investment Strategy.
Monto Neighbourhood Centre Service will have its 2016/17 budget increase by $8756, as well as have a new Community Connect worker join the staff ranks.
The new Community Connect worker will receive $110,000 per year for salary and on-costs.
An additional $15,000 per year will be allocated to each worker in the form of brokerage funds to help individuals and families to access services, support and assistance in a crisis
“Community Connect workers will enhance and support our local neighbourhood and community centres so they can continue their vital work,” Ms Fentiman said.
Communities minister Shannon Fentiman Community Connect workers will enhance and support our local neighbourhood