Monto Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre in­cluded in bud­get

Central and North Burnett Times - - COMMUNITY NOTICEBOARD -

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

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