Sisters with Helping Hands is a registered charity that is dedicated to providing support services to the community. Due to the lack of services in the very multicultural areas in Southern Brisbane, they have developed a new major community infrastructure project for the Brisbane community: The Hurricane Stars Community Centre. The centre will provide a wide range of consistent social and physical activity programs for all ages. Nurturing and engaging the community from birth until old age, in a warm family-like environment.
The centre will provide opportunities unlike any other centre by having:
- Multiple services in one location, creating a one-stop location for families and individuals
- Creating programs that work together, throughout the separate centres of the development, in a holistic program to support the community and individual
- The centre is unique because it will have dedicated single gender times. Creating a safe space in both the aquatic centre and gymnasium centres
- The development will be the first purpose build centre, in Brisbane, that is designed to engage females in both physical and sporting activities
- Unlike other centres, it will focus on providing services and programs for adults, as much as for kids
- Child-minding services will be provided for all programs to support mothers (and fathers) to have greater flexibility to attend programs
- The programs will be suitable and welcoming for all community members to attend but special consideration will be made to ensure all programs are welcoming to members of the culturally and linguistically diverse community
- As a result of the unique nature of the programs run in the centre, people will travel from across Brisbane to attend the facilities
- The centre will give an economic boost to the region, both during construction and operation, by providing ongoing training and employment opportunities
As we approach the 2032 Olympic Games in Brisbane, the centre will be providing a training centre for potential future local Olympians. As it provides a safe space for females and culturally diverse community members to discover and develop their skills consistently to an Olympic level. Especially as one of the centre’s key focuses will be providing services for disabled patrons.