New Dawn for Community: Peninsula Support Hub Construction Begins in Redcliffe

Peninsula Support Hub
Artist’s impression of Peninsula Support Hub (Photo credit:

Construction has begun on the Peninsula Support Hub in Redcliffe, marking a crucial advancement in tackling homelessness in the Moreton Bay region.

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This state-of-the-art facility, located at the corner of Portwood Street and Oxley Avenue, is set to become a cornerstone of compassion and assistance for those in need. The hub will provide a range of essential amenities, including:

  • A fully equipped commercial-grade kitchen
  • A spacious dining area
  • Modern bathroom and shower facilities
  • Laundry amenities
  • Secure locker facilities
  • Dedicated office space

More than just a facility, the Peninsula Support Hub aims to create a welcoming environment where anyone can enjoy a warm meal, access hygiene facilities, and find companionship. It’s designed to be a safe space that fosters community connection and provides crucial services to those experiencing homelessness or facing hardship.

Site of the new homelessness support hub in Redcliffe (Photo credit: City of Moreton Bay/Facebook)

The groundbreaking ceremony, held last week, saw key figures come together to mark the beginning of this important project. Attendees included Michelle Gilchrist, President of The Breakfast Club; Major Mark Everitt from The Salvation Army; Mayor Peter Flannery; State Member for Redcliffe and Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath; and Councillor Karl Winchester.

Ms Gilchrist expressed her excitement about the project, highlighting the impact it will have on their current operations. 

Photo credit: City of Moreton Bay/Facebook

“We provide over 1,500 meals each month to people experiencing homelessness or who are in need and this new hub will provide better facilities for us to create a safe space for everyone,” she said.

Ms Gilchrist also noted that the hub would address concerns raised by their guests, including food and housing insecurity, social connection, access to services, and mental health support.

The Salvation Army, one of the largest homelessness services providers in Australia, will also have a presence in the new hub. Aaron Pimlott, State Manager for Homelessness at The Salvation Army, emphasised their commitment to providing comprehensive support. 

“Our services will provide individuals and families with a safe space to access support, as well as case management and referrals to specialist services, including housing,” he stated.

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The $6.7 million project is jointly funded by the City of Moreton Bay ($3.7 million) and the Queensland Government’s South East Queensland Community Stimulus Program ($3 million).

Published 3-July-2024