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$700,000 for community centre

Liberal National Party candidate George Christensen met with members of the Proserpine Community Centre board Howard Barnett, Kay Corskie, Col Mengel and Pat Mengel to discuss the future of the community centre.
Liberal National Party candidate George Christensen met with members of the Proserpine Community Centre board Howard Barnett, Kay Corskie, Col Mengel and Pat Mengel to discuss the future of the community centre.

LIBERAL National Party Candidate for Dawson, George Christensen, said this week that a Coalition Government would provide $700,000 in funding so that the Proserpine Community Centre could build a permanent home.

“This will mean a great deal for Proserpine, and for countless community service groups that need a place to base themselves,” Mr Christensen said.

“Groups like Lifeline, Anglicare, Work Connection, Job Find, and the Australian Red Cross along with dozens of others really are part of Proserpine's heart and soul.

“Proserpine Community Centre president Col Mengel and his committee deserve high praise for their work in helping these vital organisations deliver their services.

“This funding will enable them to go about their work without wondering whether they will be out on the street.”

The Proserpine Community Centre is currently based in a building owned by Queensland Health, but its lease is expiring and it will not have a permanent home from next month.

This funding will enable the centre to build or acquire a new and permanent space in which Proserpine community groups can meet.

Labor candidate for Dawson Mike Brunker said the Proserpine Community Centre was his ‘pet project for Proserpine.'

“We'd be keen to get up a solution of $700,000 of funding,” Mr Brunker said.

“I'm hopeful we will get a commitment to the community centre.

“It's something I'm pushing for.”


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