Neighbourhood Houses

Overview
  • Two million dollars to provide capital upgrades to refurbish the ageing buildings Neighbourhood Houses operate from.$150,000 over two years to support grants, up to $5000 per House, for security improvements.
  • A Liberal Government would commit to increased recurrent funding for the operation of 33 Neighbourhood Houses across Tasmania of $45,000 each, for a total commitment of  $1.485m p/a.
TasCOSS commentary
  • The announcement represents a $1.5m shortfall relative to Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania’s budget request, with the intent to make all Houses fit-for-purpose.
  • Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania had requested each house be funded for an additional 0.5 FTE, and costed this at approximately $45,687. While this announcement is welcome, Neighbourhood Houses need adequate long-term support.NHT has welcomed the announcement.33 Neighbourhood Houses in Tasmania are funded by DHHS, and Phoenix Community House is to be added to this number under the policy. Dowsing Point Community Centre, the other unfunded NHT member, will not receive funding under this proposal.
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