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MP Opens Graham House

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Representatives from the South Burnett and Cherbourg councils with Communities Minister
Coralee O’Rourke and Graham House Community Centre chairman Curtis Mickan at the official opening (Photo: Kathy Duff)

Communities Minister
Coralee O’Rourke

September 10, 2019

Murgon’s $3.1 million new-look Graham House community centre was officially opened on Tuesday.

The old Graham House Community Centre in Taylor St East was demolished to make way for the larger and more modern centre thanks to State Government funding.

Speaking at the ceremony, Communities Minister Coralee O’Rourke said Graham House would provide much-needed services, supports, referrals and information for vulnerable people in the Murgon district.

“The Graham House Community Centre celebrates 30 years of supporting the Murgon community this year, so it’s only fitting they have a new neighbourhood centre to mark this milestone,” Ms O’Rourke said.

“A community centre that is accessible to all people has been a long-term vision for this community and it gives me great pride to see this delivered for the residents of Murgon.

“This new centre is already delivering improved services and supports to local people here in Murgon and I look forward to seeing how this community continues to thrive as a result.”

Ms O’Rourke said the State Government provided more than $120,000 funding each year for the delivery of services from the centre.

She said Graham House delivered a range of services including family support, domestic violence counselling, community transport and emergency relief.

“Residents can also access Centrelink Services and No Interest Loan Scheme loans through this centre,” she said.

“Through its neighbourhood centre program, Graham House is well-known across the community for its Walk and Talk groups, seniors computer classes, cooking classes and local fundraising events.

“This centre provides a central access point for information and support, bringing together human services workers in the community to ensure local residents can access a diverse and co-ordinated range of support services.”

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