The latest Neighbourhood Centres Queensland Impact Snapshot shows the value HBNC brings to the Hervey Bay community.

The 2022 report reveals HBNC provided $2,707,117 in community value in 2022, which equates to $21.87 for every $1 of Queensland Government Neighbourhood Centre funding, or $601.58 for every one hour the Neighbourhood Centre was in use.

HBNC CEO, Tanya Stevenson, expressed her gratitude for the support of the community, staff, volunteers and government funding that made this possible.

"We are thrilled to have been able to provide such significant value to our community," she said.

"Our services have improved quality of life through social connection and emergency relief, as well as supporting local jobs and employment outcomes."

Some key findings from the report show HBNC delivered the value of:

  • $1,730,979 in improved quality of life through social connection
  • $774,696 in volunteer contributions
  • $32,227 in emergency relief
  • $169,215 in services provided

These statistics are based on data HBNC reported to Neighbourhood Centres Queensland, using calculation methods developed by Deloitte Access Economics.

“Weekly and Monthly data was collected from the Second Quarter of 2022 and extrapolated to one year,” the report explains.

“This figure is based on data provided through the Neighbourhood Centre Survey 2022. This data is generally indicative of Neighbourhood Centre operations during the COVID19 pandemic while Stage 1 Lockdown Restrictions were not in place.”

"We are proud of what we have achieved for the community, especially at a time when cost of living, housing and employment pose significant challenges," Tanya said.

"We hope this report inspires others to support their local community centres and help make a positive impact on people's lives."

Download the full report for more details


For more information, photos and interview, contact Operations Manager Christian Berechree on [email protected] or 0484 383 055.