Connie Benn Centre

Connie-Benn-playground-1Council manages a family and children’s hub at 160 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy (near the corner of Brunswick and King William streets).

The hub is named the Connie Benn Centre in honour Connie (Concetta) Benn, (1926 – 2011) a social worker whose innovative work with the Brotherhood of St Laurence and government helped families who experienced poverty and disadvantage.

She was one of the most significant social innovators and policy reformers in Victoria.  Her work in Fitzroy changed the community development and welfare models of social work across the country. In 1995, she was awarded the Order of Australia, followed by the Centenary Medal in 2003. Connie is also a life member of the Australian Association of Social Workers.

A range of services are offered at the centre including:


Further information
Connie Benn Centre
9426 1500
conniebenncentrereception@yarracity.vic.gov.au

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