The Queensland Government is committed to supporting and building local communities through the delivery of neighbourhood and community centres by harnessing the power of partnerships across government, industry and the community.

Facilitated by the Department of State Development's Community Hubs and Partnership (CHaPs) team, the Moranbah Youth and Community Centre is a great example of this commitment.

The new Youth and Community Centre will provide an important meeting place and a wide range of services for community members, especially young people.

The ChaPs team was engaged by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and worked with BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), Isaac Regional Council, state government agencies and local community groups to help all parties reach agreement on the services and facilities required for the centre.

The team worked with project partners to manage and resolve complex issues through a collaborative approach and with a focus on building partnerships, optimising infrastructure and planning and to achieve the best outcome for the community.

A preliminary design planning process is underway and construction is expected to begin in mid-2017.