HUB SHIFT: Same support, different location
AS THE region continues to recover from the bush fires, a new community hub will open its doors to Granite Belt residents on Tuesday, October 1
The new Granite Belt Community Hub will be located at 40 Maryland Street and replaces the Community Recovery Hub, which will close as of tomorrow (Friday, September 27).
As well as bush fire recovery assistance, the new community hub will also include local business displays and a mini library for children with scheduled story times every Tuesday at 3.30pm and Thursday at 10.30am. The new hub will be open Monday to Friday from 9am-4pm.
Southern Downs mayor Tracy Dobie said the bushfire recovery phase was a long journey and encouraged residents to reach out and ask for assistance and information at the Granite Belt Community Hub.
"The Granite Belt Community Hub is a one-stop shop for people to get answers to questions they might have and get linked in to appropriate services,” mayor Tracy Dobie said.
"It is important for our bush fire affected residents to ask questions to see what assistance they may be able to access.
"We encourage anyone with concerns after the bush fires to touch base with our hub staff and the various government and non-government agencies on-site.”
A council spokesperson said the move was necessary for the long-term future of the support centre.
"The initial Community Recovery Hub at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre was activated immediately post-bushfires to assist residents with immediate solutions for damages and displacement, however long term accommodation for a recovery hub was necessary which resulted in the relocation to Maryland Street.”