Neighbourhoods transformed

into thriving communities

that are self-directed, connected and resourceful.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has".  

- Margaret Mead

As Neighbourhood and Community Centres each respond to the needs and interests of their local communities, innovative programs and activities are flourishing from them throughout the state.  Here's just a few we found particularly interesting:

Cosplay Group

Creating Costumes in Harlaxton

With the rise of events like Supanova Comic Con & Gaming and Oz Comic-Con, Cosplay is more popular than ever. Harlaxton Neighbourhood Centre has a Cosplay group that shows you all the tips and techniques to create your own costume.

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Social Connection

Social Connection in Mount Gravatt

A first of its kind in Australia, the Mt Gravatt Community Centre’s innovative Ways to Wellness project is reducing social isolation by connecting people to various social groups and activities in the community via Link Workers.  The project was planned with the local community, the Qld Community Alliance and will be researched by the University of Qld.      

Homeless Lockers

Lockers for Maroochy

Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre has had 20 backpacker lockers installed for those who are experiencing homelessness to store their belongings. 10 of these lockers will be fitted with internal USB charging points, while the outside frame will have 4 USB phone charging points installed that can be accessed 24/7. 

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Social Enterprise

Social Enterprise for Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre have formed a partnership with Stocklands Shopping Centre to create The Wandering Teapot and Community3. It's a fantastic social enterprise initiative. 


Podcast from Nundah

Nundah Neighbourhood Centre and Community Legal Service have developed a Podcast entitled the "Injustice of Intimacy".  Release at Parliament House during Domestic and , the podcast highlights partner related sexual violence and features interviews with survivors, Police and legal experts.