News

Anglicare CQ begins work on residential care housing

PROJECT GO: Suzie Christensen, Tim Griffin, project manager Chris Cameron, Kathy Horton from Anglicare CQ and Craig Price at the first site.
PROJECT GO: Suzie Christensen, Tim Griffin, project manager Chris Cameron, Kathy Horton from Anglicare CQ and Craig Price at the first site. Mike Richards

TWO out of three sites have been finalised for residential housing for children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds as part of a $2.4 million grant from the Gladstone Foundation.

Anglicare secured the funding for its Stronger Futures Residential Care Program, which will build homes for teens who need extreme care due to health conditions, disability or challenging behaviour.

Land has been acquired in the Gladstone region, local builders appointed and plans submitted for approval to council.

Anglicare Central Queensland is hoping the housing will be ready for use by Christmas, with building ready to kick off within the month.

Gladstone Foundation chairman Tim Griffin said it was great to see the shovel hitting the dirt.

"There's been a lot of lead-in but it's about investing in Gladstone's youth and this project will meet some of their needs," he said.

"It's great to see the project reach this exciting first milestone."

Anglicare Central Queensland ceo Suzie Christensen said they were pleased to hire three long-term local builders for the projects.

"Now the builders are secured, we're waiting for the last tick from council before building begins," she said.

"The homes have been specifically designed for the kids, they'll be purpose built with full disability access and durability.

"We've had to move this from house to house in the private market in the past, but now we'll be able to put down roots."

Ms Christensen said a lot of work had been done behind the scenes since receiving the funds from the Gladstone Foundation.

The Gladstone Foundation was established as a perpetual trust in February 2011 to manage contributions made by the three LNG proponents towards social infrastructure in the region.

Anglicare CQ has been providing social services in Gladstone for 30 years, and was one of two recipients of round one funding from the Foundation.

SOCIAL HOUSING

Locations:

  • Sanctuary Hill
  • Forest Springs
  • Third site TBC

Builders:

  • Craig Price, Coastal Homes Gladstone
  • Craig Christensen, CCF Homes
  • Chris Allen, Gladstone Designer Homes

Topics:  anglicare central queensland, charity, gladstone foundation




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

'All I heard when my baby cried was ‘you’re a terrible mum'

APN Hey Mummy Feature for online - stock images of Katie Dykes. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

KATIE'S battle with PND is not unlike many mothers.

'I just thought all mums got no sleep'

MELTOPIA battled PND with all four of her children.

4 survival tips for mummas heading back to work

The few reminders every working mum needs to read.

Health and nutrition with kids - how do you balance it?

HOW important is health and nutrition in your household?

Smack or no smack - where do you stand?

THE debate is reignited - is smacking acceptable?

Technology and kids: Do you ever cut their wi-fi?

Check out our new video series featuring mums having a chat

'Cruel': Family of 9 in Gladstone housing commission home

CROWDED HOUSE: Pa, Ma, Kelly, Lou, Chris, Lea-Ann, Patty, Nelson, Joey and Brendan squeeze together for a family picture.

“I’ve been in my house for 19 years and I know my rights”

You can buy this Gladstone salon on the cheap right now

FOR SALE: Alisha Broodie, manager Holly Loveridge and Janise Warner at the soon-to-be-sold hairdressers.

“Our workloads going to get so busy.”

60 years of love to celebrate for Finnish couple: photos, video

Leila and Pertti 'Peter' Kouivunen celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this month.

A Gladstone couple celebrate their long love - 60 years worth.

Latest deals and offers

60th wedding anniversary

Leila and Pertti 'Peter' Kouivunen celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this month.

Leila Koivunen has just celebrated her 60th wedding anniversary with husband...

Zac Beers on MEdicare

Labor held a rally on Dawson Hwy about more cuts to Medicare.

Clive Palmer to re-open refinery

Clive Palmer on ABC radio.

Clive Palmer talks about his achievements, election chances and re-opening the...

Burnett Heads housing development approved

COUNCIL APPROVED: A Burnett Heads housing development has been approved by Bundaberg Regional Council. Photo Contributed

Councillors approved the development seven votes to four

Three bedroom, 1100sqm block: Is this Qld's cheapest home?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward