Last week a ‘groundbreaking’ ceremony was held at Shed 19 as the next step in renovations and expansion for Hopelink Gladstone.
Hopelink is a community organisation that provides programs, services and support to meet the needs of the community.
Some of their programs include Mentoring Mums, Playlink, insight Men’s and Women’s Circles, Teen Tribe and programs to help participants gain control over their financial situation. Hopelink also provides counselling, training and advocacy.
$500 000 has been awarded to Shed 19 for renovations to the current facilities on Dalrymple Drive, and to expand with training and consulting rooms. The support came from the 3rd Grant Round from the Gladstone Foundation (3 LNG Proponents).
The Gladstone Foundation manages the voluntary contributions made by infrastructure project proponents in Gladstone towards social infrastructure in the region. These voluntary contributions will help ensure there is sufficient social infrastructure to meet the needs of the region’s growing population.
The ceremony was attended by Councillors PJ Sobhanian, Glenn Churchill, and Gladstone Foundation Chair Tim Griffin, and marked the beginning of the upgrades