Our Story

“There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.” – Margaret J. Wheatley

Recent figures report that the Fraser Coast’s unemployment rate is now at 10.1% and has the highest youth unemployment rate in Queensland. The Fraser Coast has also been named as one of the most disadvantaged areas in Queensland and unfortunately continues to increase in social vulnerability from homelessness, poverty, hunger and domestic violence.

Community3 is a proud initiative of The Hervey Bay Neighbourhood Centre.

Our vision is to build a strong, cohesive and healthy community through the development of successful programs, activities and services.

The Community3 project is an innovative concept that is designed to assist individuals to enhance themselves through self-employment and developing business skills for the modern world. Starting out in business can be a huge investment and unfortunately approximately 60% of businesses fail in their first three years. Our initiative to create a retail and innovation hub located in the high-profile retail space of Stockland Hervey Bay, allows business owners and start-ups to take the opportunity to test their products or services for a small investment starting at $25 per week.

The project is designed to

allow business owners to develop and test their ideas to the retail market before they commit to long-term leases that may not be a viable business

provide start-ups a place to promote products every day of the week in a regular stockist environment

provide business mentoring and support from successful business owners and managers

promote the regions creativity, innovation and local talent

100% of profits donated from The Wandering Teapot

The Community3 project is made possible from all profits made by The Wandering Teapot. This newly launched brand is dedicated to changing lives through the sale of its healthy range of traditional and herbal teas. Our tea is available for purchase at the Hervey Bay Stockland Shopping Centre and soon to be available Australia wide through our online tea shop – visit us today