Gladstone is officially home to Queensland’s most innovative regional fully integrated community facility, featuring its creative design, development, and operational qualities. The Philips Street Communities and Families Precinct (Philips St Precinct) has been designed with the needs and wishes of local residents at its centre, and is a space for safety, support, and connection for families, now and well into the future.
During Queensland’s philanthropic community week celebrations for 2022 (6th to 10th June), Gladstone residents are seeing the physical benefits of $3 million in grant funding provided by the Gladstone Foundation, supporting health, breaking addictions, wellbeing services and jobs for locals. The Philips Street Communities and Families Precinct has taken out the top prize at the Parks and Leisure Australia’s 2022, Regional Awards of Excellence – winning the Community Facility of the Year Award.
This victory put the Philips Street Communities and Families Precinct in contention for the National Awards of Excellence, to be announced in October 2022.
The addition of this significant piece of social infrastructure is credit to each of the many project partners, including the Gladstone Regional Council, state and federal governments, and the entire community.
The Gladstone Foundation (GF) financially supported by the natural gas companies ConocoPhillips (Australia Pacific LNG), QGC Pty Limited and Santos (Gladstone LNG) are pleased for this legacy social infrastructure to service the needs of the citizens of the Gladstone Region. The Boards ’ Independent Chairperson, Tim Griffin OAM said the 2022 Queensland Regional Awards of Excellence showcases the outstanding work that is being done in Gladstone and other across other regional Queensland locations.
“The Gladstone Foundation Grants program has provided significant funding support for legacy social infrastructure projects in the Gladstone region, including to the Philips St Precinct.
“The project has been community focused from the beginning and plays a vital role supporting and protecting wellbeing of residents through fostering social inclusion, connectedness, and enabling access to resources and services,” Mr Griffin said.
The purpose-built facility strengthens the local community, by providing residents a one-stop- shop for health and wellbeing needs and is already home to the Community and Neighbourhood Centre, Salvation Army, and Communities for Children.
Queensland’s Public Trustee and CEO, Samay Zhouand, said he is proud to support the Gladstone Foundation as the Trustee and that the grant fulfilled the Foundation’s charter of funding social infrastructure in the region, from voluntary contributions made by LNG Gas companies involved in major projects in the region. The Philips St Precinct is an example of industry excellence.
“The Public Trustee is committed to enhancing the lives of Queenslanders. Our work with the Gladstone Foundation enhances community delivery services to provided world-class services to Gladstone people.”
““We are incredibly proud to support the Gladstone Foundation as sponsor and Trustee. The continual advancement of social infrastructure in the Gladstone region ensures this community has the resources to continue to support local residents for generations to come,” Mr Zhouand said.
Tim Griffin OAM
Independent Chair Gladstone Foundation
0418 787 012.