Neighbourhood Houses call for support
The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien has taken delivery of hundreds of postcards signed by local residents supporting South Gippsland Neighbourhood Houses.
The postcards are part of a campaign by Neighbourhood Houses Victoria to have the Andrews Labor Government deliver on its 2014 election commitment to better support Neighbourhood Houses.
Mr O’Brien collected the postcards from representatives of Milpara House, Leongatha Community House and Manna Gum Community House in Foster during a visit to Korumburra on Thursday.
“Our Neighbourhood Houses offer some fantastic services in local towns including adult education, welfare support and as agencies for some government departments,” Mr O’Brien said.
“The Labor Party made a commitment in 2014 and three years later has still not delivered on it.
“I am happy to take these postcards and forward them on to Jenny Mikakos the Minister for Families, Children and Youth Affairs to put pressure on Labor to deliver its commitment.
“I know in Gippsland South our Neighbourhood Houses do a great job in sometimes trying circumstances. They have limited resources and they make them stretch as far as they can so it’s incumbent on Labor to deliver its election commitment to make it a bit easier for them to deliver the services our communities need.”