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Boost for Neighbourhood Houses

24 May 2017

Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Human Services

Tasmania’s Neighbourhood Houses will receive a $25,000 boost in funding to support their work in local communities.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is Building Tasmania’s Future by reinvesting in essential services for Tasmanians in need.

Our strong Budget discipline means $10,000 in surplus funds from this financial year will be provided to each house, with another $15,000 to flow in the coming Budget.

That’s a significant increase in funding for our Neighbourhood Houses and brings our total investment to more than $6 million.

Including indexation of their base funding and assistance to help meet their obligations under the Fair Work Australia Equal Remuneration Order, they will each receive at least an extra $44,000.

The Liberal Government’s support of Neighbourhood Houses recognises the important role they play in being responsive to local need in local communities.

Offering a range of activities that build life skills and encourage social interaction, they make a real difference in the lives of families and individuals.

We are pleased to help the staff and volunteers who do such great work in communities across Tasmania.

This additional support builds on our investment since coming to Government, including our Capital Infrastructure Program, which has been utilised to modernise facilities in Neighbourhood Houses.

The Liberal Government is a passionate supporter of Neighbourhood Houses in Tasmania because they are the centre of many local communities providing vital support services and social connections.