Samford residents and community groups will soon have a dedicated facility to support their community activities.
The Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton announced today that the Morrison Coalition Government would provide $2,225,250 for the Samford Community Hub to be built on the old CSIRO site just outside Samford Village.
Mr Dutton made the announcement with Moreton Bay Regional Councillor Darren Grimwade and community group representatives in Samford.
He said he was pleased the money would see the innovative concept of the community hub get underway.
“It will enhance the Samford community and I’m sure become a thriving centre for residents and visitors to enjoy,” Mr Dutton said.
The federal funding provided from the LNP Government’s Building Better Regions Fund will meet half the cost of the project and should enable Moreton Bay Regional Council to start work on the facility in the near future.
The Hub will provide a ‘home’ for groups such as Samford Support Network and Meals on Wheels and more.
It will support a diverse range of community activities and comprise a library, shared offices, a kitchen, other amenities and meeting spaces. With operable walls it can also function as a multi-purpose community pavilion type space.
“I’ve been working with council throughout the planning and design of this project and I’m excited about the benefits for our community,” Mr Dutton said.
Councillor for Division 11, Darren Grimwade thanked Peter Dutton for his support and welcomed the funding.
“The Samford Community Hub will be a great asset for our community and will turn an underutilised space into a fantastic facility for local residents and organisations.
“Peter and I have been working together on this project for some time and I am pleased to see the Federal Government commit substantial funding towards it,” said Councillor Grimwade.