First 5 Forever resourcing

320 public libraries have the opportunity to receive additional funding to deliver First 5 Forever in partnership with State Library of Queensland and local government and non-government agencies.

First 5 Forever will directly support families and primary caregivers to be confident as the child's first and most important educator and will provide parents with increased access to resources they need through public libraries.

First 5 Forever funding will be distributed based on how many people currently live in the local government area with additional funding for families with children. Local Councils have the flexibility to deliver programs that are best suited to their community in consultation with the Queensland Government.

Councils with populations above 15,000

Local Government Population (2014) Annual Amount Total Amount over 4 years
Banana (S) 16,790 18,196 72,786
Brisbane (C) 1,131,191 1,006,707 4,026,827
Bundaberg (R) 93,976 91,910 367,638
Burdekin (S) 17,888 18,974 75,897
Cairns (R) 157,338 175,483 701,932
Cassowary Coast (R) 28,694 32,589 130,356
Central Highlands (R) 36,874 41,526 166,103
Western Downs (R) 37,669 39,996 159,984
Fraser Coast (R) 100,297 99,534 398,137
Gladstone (R) 63,955 65,194 260,776
Gold Coast (C) 537,844 470,616 1,882,463
Gympie (R) 48,145 47,349 189,395
Ipswich (R) 183,105 171,810 687,239
Isaac (R) 41,400 45,494 181,978
Lockyer Valley (R) 37,652 35,450 141,801
Logan (C) 300,667 283,469 1,133,878
Mackay (R) 121,909 128,197 512,790
Mareeba 20,941 25,760 103,041
Moreton Bay (R) 408,914 386,480 1,545,918
Mount Isa (C) 22,779 31,930 127,720
Noosa 51,694 46,439 185,756
Redland (C) 147,437 140,193 560,771
Rockhampton (R) 88,424 91,465 365,859
Livingstone 34,607 35,369 141,476
Scenic Rim (R) 38,399 36,308 145,232
Somerset (R) 23,287 22,374 89,494
South Burnett (R) 32,641 33,188 132,753
Southern Downs (R) 35,559 34,896 139,582
Sunshine Coast (R) 278,804 259,967 1,039,867
Tablelands (R) 25,234 29,983 119,933
Toowoomba (R) 160,441 161,180 644,718
Townsville (C) 189,238 198,215 792,862
Whitsunday (R) 34,751 37,815 151,259
Totals4,548,5444,344,05517,376,220

Rural Libraries Queensland

Local Government Population (2014) Annual Amount Total Amount over 4 years
Balonne (S) 4,886 6,633 26,530
Barcaldine (R) 3,361 4,279 17,116
Barcoo (S) 364 505 2,020
Blackall Tambo (R) 2,319 2,842 11,368
Boulia (S) 496 1,004 4,017
Bulloo (S) 408 571 2,283
Burke (S) 556 946 3,783
Carpentaria (S) 2,225 4,425 17,699
Charters Towers (R) 12,491 14,326 57,304
Cloncurry (S) 3,413 5,228 20,912
Cook (S) 4,393 7,059 28,235
Croydon (S) 322 553 2,212
Diamantina (S) 292 542 2,170
Douglas 11,280 12,258 49,031
Etheridge (S) 918 1,150 4,599
Flinders (S) 1,828 2,291 9,164
Goondiwindi (R) 11,032 11,326 45,306
Hinchinbrook (S) 11,700 12,377 49,507
Longreach (R) 4,244 5,466 21,863
Maranoa (R) 15,875 18,302 73,206
McKinlay (S) 1,085 1,396 5,586
Mornington (S) 1,214 3,840 15,360
Murweh (S) 4,736 6,162 24,649
North Burnett (R) 10,360 11,177 44,708
Paroo (S) 1,903 3,172 12,690
Quilpie (S) 983 1,373 5,492
Richmond (S) 845 1,113 4,450
Torres (S) 3,603 8,933 35,734
Weipa (T) 3,795 4,812 19,247
Winton (S) 1,382 1,885 7,539
Totals122,309155,945623,780

Indigenous Councils

Local Government Population (2014) Annual amount Total amount over 4 years
Aurukun Shire Council 1,410 2,820 8,460
Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council 1,292 2,584 7,752
Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council 1,395 2,790 8,370
Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council 1,095 2,190 6,570
Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council 1,125 2,250 6,750
Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council 540 1,080 3,240
Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council 293 586 1,758
Mornington Shire Council 1,223 2,446 7,338
Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council 943 1,886 5,658
Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council 2,663 5,326 15,978
Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council 2,617 5,234 15,702
Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council 731 1,462 4,386
Torres Strait Island Regional Council 4,619 9,238 27,714
Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council 4,619 2,004 6,012
Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council 291 582 1,746
Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council 2,687 5,374 16,122
Totals27,54347,852143,556

First 5 Forever program enquiries: first5forever@slq.qld.gov.au or 07 3840 7927

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