15 June, 2023

Act for Kids Moreton Centre officially opens

Act for Kids officially opened its Moreton Centre following a special community collaboration between multiple organisations to better support children and young people in the region.

Act for Kids Moreton Centre officially opens - feature photo

The Moreton-Caboolture region has some of the highest rates of vulnerable children in Australia showing there is great demand for local support services.

“We are excited to be able to support children and young people who have experienced trauma through the new purpose-built Moreton centre, which is designed to be a safe and welcoming environment. Our team of specialists will deliver therapy and family services to children and families in- need,” Act For Kids CEO, Dr Katrina Lines, said.

The Moreton Centre has been the culmination of a significant financial commitment and partnership between several organisations, including Auto and General, The Property Industry Foundation and the Caboolture Sports Club, which generously provided a peppercorn lease to Act for Kids for the project, after being approached in 2020 by the Hon. Mark Ryan, State Member for Morayfield.

“It puts a genuine smile on my face to see the Act for Kids Moreton Centre complete and open for business,” Mr Ryan said.

“I’m proud to have played a part in bringing the various parties together to transform the old vet clinic into a great new community asset.”

Caboolture Sports Club Board Chairperson, Chris Pain, is also grateful for the outcome.

“Providing community support is at the very heart of why the Caboolture Sports Club exists,” Mr Pain said.

Act for Kids’ long-term corporate partner Auto and General has been the main contributor and supporter of the project since the beginning.

“The team at Auto and General, whose leading consumer brand is Budget Direct, are proud advocates and supporters of the great work Act for Kids do in the Australian community, having donated over $4 million to Act for Kids since 2010. The opening of the Act for Kids Moreton Centre provides Act for Kids with another way to make a difference and support children in need within the Moreton- Caboolture community, and we’re really proud to have been a major contributor to this project,” Ram Kangatharan, Auto and General’s Group Managing Director and CEO, Asia Pacific said.

Property Industry Foundation Queensland State Manager Antoinette Rusby- Perera said the Moreton Centre is a response to the evident need.

“Early intervention programs, like those offered by Act for Kids, are vital in ending youth homelessness, so the Foundation is thrilled to support the opening of the Moreton Centre which will play a crucial role in accommodating the demand for safe and supportive spaces in the area,” she said.

“The Foundation would like to thank Auto and General, Liebke Builders and the key suppliers and supporters who share our vision of a better future for Queenslanders in need.”

Act for Kids relies heavily on the generosity of the community and other organisations to continue supporting children and families and are deeply grateful to everyone who has played a role in this project.

The Property Industry Foundation is pleased to work in partnership with the following suppliers on this project: ADP Consulting, Arcadis, Architectus, Assa Abloy, Bennett and Bennett, Dulux, Ethos Urban, Formigal, Gardenscapes, Inertia Engineering, JLL, Liebke Builders, Logan’s Nursery, Miele, Milliken, Mint Lawns and Gardens, QST Group, RJ Earthworks and Concrete, Saunders Havill Group, Stiebel Eltron.

Act for Kids sincerely thank everyone who has played a role in this special project and supporting their team to deliver on their purpose to keep kids safe, heal from trauma and lead happy lives.


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