NCQ would like to welcome Queensland’s newest and northernmost neighbourhood and community centre to our sector!

Buai Mudh, which means Family House, is now open on Thursday Island, and will be run by Mura Kosker Sorority, a Torres Strait Island-based organisation. Opened on September 6, Buai Mudh will act as a community hub with office spaces available to accommodate other community service providers while providing a range of services and supports to the community.

The centre will deliver services including budgeting and household management, clinical and therapeutic services, family violence prevention, intervention programs and family mediation as well as including spaces for events and external agencies to hire.

Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman as Ministerial Champion and Minister for Women and Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence said the Centre’s extensive range of services made it a true community asset.

“It’s fantastic to see this new Centre will not only be a hub for the community, but also provide spaces for local women’s shelter, Lena Passi and Relationships Australia… It’s crucial we continue to invest in services that support local families and women escaping violence.” Minister Fentiman said.

The Thursday Island Neighbourhood and Community Centre is one of 127 neighbourhood and community centres funded by the Palaszczuk Government.

“This is a much-needed space that will allow community access to culturally appropriate support addressing the social and emotional well-being needs of people in the Torres Strait Region.”
– Annastacia Palaszczuk

It is fantastic to see the incredible impact of Neighbourhood and Community Centres being acknowledged and spreading across the state.

“neighbourhood and community centres are cornerstones of their communities, providing supports to individuals, families and vulnerable Queenslanders including seniors, people with a disability and people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness.”
– Minister Leeanne Enoch


Published September 15 2022