New youth support services planned for Hervey Bay

by Ted Sorensen
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The Queensland Government has announced an open tender process to establish a new youth support service for the Fraser Coast region.

Member for Hervey Bay Ted Sorensen said as part of the Government's strong plan for a brighter future, funding of $278,778 per annum was available to assist vulnerable and at risk young people.

"The new service will aim to achieve a range of outcomes including connections to positive family support and services that will assist young people to get a job or engage in training and employment.

"The successful organisation will work closely with other agencies that provide services for young people in the areas of education, child safety, youth justice and health, as well as the local council and Queensland Police.

"This organisation will provide services to both Hervey Bay and Maryborough."

Mr Sorensen said that the service will help young people gain the skills and connections to participate fully as adult members of society and have opportunities to achieve their goals and aspirations.

"The Newman Government is committed to revitalising frontline services and investing in effective service models for young people in accordance with our Queensland Youth Strategy."

For tender documents and other information, visit the Queensland Government's QTender website. The tender will be open until 2pm, Monday 17 November 2014.

For more information about the Queensland Youth Strategy and youth services funded by the Queensland Government visit http://www.qld.gov.au/youth

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