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Centacare Helping Unite Cairns Community

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Centacare FNQ’s Our Place Project aims to build on strengths and resilience in the neighbourhoods of Manunda, Manoora and Mooroobool. The emphasis is on whole-of-community cohesion and connection, with initiatives driven and designed by locals.

The Our Place team includes five, well connected Community Builders, who weave the fabric of the neighbourhood together through hundreds of community conversations. The aim is to reveal community and cultural assets, stories, ideas, hopes, skills, passions and resources.

‘Our Place’ will endeavour to build on community strengths by:
• Focussing on community cohesion, connection, safety and pride
• Creating space for community decision-making and action
• Facilitating local-level initiatives with diverse groups, families and individuals

“Our Place – We are Cairns West is an opportunity for community to celebrate their identity. Centacare FNQ is delighted to host a dynamic, meaningful and positive project where community is supported in what they are passionate about,” says Centacare Director Anita Veivers.

“The project is a wonderful platform for promoting what’s strong in community, instead of what’s wrong.”

Centacare FNQ has developed Our Place with funding from the Department of Social Services ‘Community Resilience Grant’ for the next three years.

Michelle Price has been working as a journalist since 1999 and loves human interest pieces.

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