13 September, 2023
Better Together moving to new Atherton centre
BETTER Together Community Support in Atherton are finally moving to the new Atherton Community Centre of Robert St, next to the library, over the next few weeks.
The new facility will combine services that have been split across two locations in Atherton and it will enable Better Together to provide better services to the Tablelands Community.
The completion of the new Atherton Community Centre is the culmination of 10 years of hard work to secure the funding from the State and Federal governments, as well as securing the land from Tableland Regional Council.
But the move to the new building means the organisation will be closed to public access for one week in both locations - 1 Main St and 38 Mabel St in Atherton. Client facing services will still continue via outreach and by phone consultations.
Better Together’s first Emergency Relief in its new building will be on Wednesday 20 September.
The Helpful Hearts Community Pantry, a collaboration between Better Together and the community, will continue at 38 Mabel St on a Wednesday for a few more weeks until further notice.
Phones will still be operational during this time and help can be provided by calling 4091 3850. However, staff are asking for patience over this period.
Other Emergency Relief providers in the region are operating as usual - ECHO in Malanda, Mareeba Community Centre and the Ravenshoe Community Centre as well as St Vincent De Paul, The Salvation Army and Access Place.
Better Together is also moving their Children’s Contact Centre to 39 Robert St, across the road from the new Atherton Community Centre, and this will also add to the services in the area.
The Children’s Contact Centre will open again on 16 September.
Updates on the move will be posted on the Better Together Facebook page and their website at bettertogether.com.au.
The grand opening of the new centre will also be announced once the team are settled into their new building and the Better Together team is looking forward to welcoming the community into the new community centre once fully operational.