OPPOSITION leader Deb Frecklington has made an election promise of $50,000 to The Cage at Redland Bay to relocate a nearby church hall onto its premises, a move which she said was part of the LNP's plan to boost social and economic strength.
It came as Ms Frecklington toured the Redlands with LNP candidate Henry Pike on Friday, 99 days before the October state election.
The funds would be used to move the historic Cane Street church hall to The Cage Youth Foundation's German Church Road premises, where it would be used to support the foundation's existing and new enterprises.
The Cage has been providing mentoring, counselling, breakfast clubs and other services to local youths since 2001.
Cage director Linda Grieve said the 200 square metre hall would be used as an extension to a social enterprise being launched soon.
"It's called The Button Jar Collective and it's going to be a boutique, pre-loved store," she said.
"When we get the hall, we're going to put our cafe into that, and it's also going to be a creative arts space.
"Local artists will have the opportunity to put items in there on consignment, they can do classes, whatever they want to do.
"We've got big plans for creating a new community destination location for our Redland Bay community... with the revenue supporting our community work."
Ms Frecklington said the investment would support local jobs and young people.
Mr Pike said The Cage had become a Redland Bay institution and he was delighted to support its expansion.
"The Cage does incredible work for the community and the LNP wants to ensure it can increase that work to meet growing demand."
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