Is a community owned and operated organisation offering a range of support services and activities to families and individuals living in Inala and the surrounding areas. HUB Community Projects Inc. is the amalgamation of two grass roots community organisations that have been part of the fabric of the Inala community for over 30 years.
Started out in 1986 when a group of volunteer lawyers and community members formed the Community of Inala Legal Service ("COILS") to empower community members by providing free legal advice. Since that time, both the State and Federal governments have recognised the value of our work and have provided funding to help us grow and develop as an organisation. In 2001 the organisation’s name was changed to South West Brisbane Community Legal Centre to better reflect the services we were providing across Brisbane’s south west suburbs. In 2019, we changed our name to HUB Community Legal, following our merger with the HUB Neighbourhood Centre.
Began in 1986 when a group of Inala residents, concerned about the isolation of older community members, envisioned a drop-in centre where people could pop in for a chat, meet others, and build relationships. An incorporated association was established, with meetings and activities moving from the home of a local resident to the community health centre. In 1989, a house was provided by the Queensland State Government, and The HUB Neighbourhood Centre opened it's doors to the community. In 1994, funding was received to employ one full time staff member with volunteers continuing to play an important role in the delivery of services and programs.
In 2015, these two grass roots, community driven organisations merged and in 2018, the name of the incorporated association was changed to HUB Community Projects Inc. We now have a team of over 14 staff, including lawyers, community and admin support workers, and over 70 volunteers.
Throughout these changes, our mission has remained the same as envisaged by the founders of these community organisations - to promote a society where all people are valued & supported by providing access to justice and opportunities to connect and participate in community life.
We strive to promote a society where all people are valued & supported by providing access to justice and community connection.