This year's Budget features additional funding to strengthen the secondary support system. Of the $55 million allocated over four years to pilot the Helping out Families initiative, $4.8 million will provide intensive family support services, in-home care and brokerage and $1.6 million will provide for more domestic and family violence prevention services.
In 2010-11, the Queensland Government will direct more than $1.514 billion in funding into programs and infrastructure that provide social housing in communities where it's needed.
Working in partnership with the Australian Government, we will deliver on commitments targeting social housing, homelessness and remote Indigenous housing.
This year we will continue to fast-track building projects and deliver new homes across the State, including new and upgraded homes in Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Under the Homelessness National Partnership Agreement, in 2010-11 $48.7 million will be allocated to provide assistance to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
With a total Budget of $403 million, Community and Youth Justice Services will fund vital services to help address the needs of individuals, families and communities across Queensland.
New funding in 2010-11 will build infrastructure that supports community development, with $3 million to build a youth centre for Moranbah, as well as $2.6 million to construct a new community centre in Chinchilla.
This is a Budget that supports Queenslanders–boosting jobs, building homes and connecting people with vital community services.
The Honourable Karen Struthers MP
Minister for Community Services and Housing and Minister for Women