Mt Gravatt Community Centre will receive $422,000 worth of funding to support the upgrade projects for the community hub.
Federal Member for Bonner, Ross Vasta MP made the announcement on 28 March 2019. Mt Gravatt Community Centre CEO Deb Crompton expressed gratitude and said that the Federal Government funding will transform the local community centre and will allow more people and more groups to access and utilise the community space.
“These renovations will allow us to provide improved services and support to all our community members, including our most vulnerable people – those experiencing homelessness or domestic violence. This space will enable individuals to shower, cook a meal and watch television and just do regular things not afforded to them during their time of need,” Ms Crompton said.
“The Liberal National Government is delivering local infrastructure that our communities expect and deserve,” Mr Vasta said.
“I am proud to deliver
this important funding for Mt Gravatt Community Centre, or “Bernie’s Place” as
it is known locally, because it is an invaluable space that benefits the entire
About Mount Gravatt Community Centre
The Mount Gravatt Community Centre is a not-for-profit charitable organisation that offers services for older people, people with disabilities, and family and carers. MGCCI officially opened 7 November 1991 by the then Minister for the former Department of Family Services, Aboriginal and Islander Affairs – Anne Warner.
Some of the services and programs that the centre provides include emergency relief, storm safe program, social support, community development, and home and community care, among others. In response to the growing and changing needs of the community, “Bernie’s Place” was established to provide additional community space, apart from the existing centre, and serve as non-threatening and homely location for small group activities.