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In the Beginning....
A vision, an idea, a dream....
The Tom Quinn Community Centre was established as a response to the shortfall in services for the disadvantaged and marginalized of our community.
"Save souls, grow saints and serve suffering humanity"
Through tremendous community support a derelict, neglected site was transformed into a wonderful, friendly and safe environment for people to learn new skills, access emotional support and enjoy the company of others.
TQ’s Café is the hub of the Tom Quinn Community Centre garden areas.
Visitors can relax at the Café and enjoy a meal and light refreshments in the serene and picturesque environment whilst planning their exploration of the other facilities offered by the centre.
The Café is open to the public Monday to Friday 8am to 2pm.
From humble beginnings...
To an oasis in the middle of Bundaberg
The Tom Quinn Community Centre was established to provide services for the disadvantaged and marginalized of our community and is a wonderful, friendly and safe environment for people to learn new skills, access emotional support and enjoy the company of others. It has a recycled timber workshop, an engineering workshop, community nursery and garden café. Many volunteers assist daily with maintaining the gardens and grounds of the Centre.
The Salvation Army Tom Quinn Community Centre staff are experienced in managing community-based programs, delivering accredited training and working with job seekers. This includes managing a variety of employment and training programs funded by both State and Federal Government.
The Centre facilitates a range of Queensland Government funded Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) programs aimed at assisting the unemployed into the workforce with a combination of training and skills development and is host to Work for the Dole participants in the nursery, commercial kitchen and café.
The Centre is the Bundaberg Campus of Eva Burrows College (RTO 0328) which offers the following accredited training courses:
Phone: (07) 4153 3557
8 Killer Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670
PO Box 5315
Bundaberg West QLD 4670