Youth hub wel­comed

Midland Reporter - - News -

THE City of Swan’s $3 mil­lion Midland Youth Hub was of­fi­cially opened last Fri­day by Gov­er­nor Kerry San­der­son.

The state-of-the-art fa­cil­ity will be the new head­quar­ters of the Swan City Youth Ser­vice and the City of Swan Youth De­vel­op­ment Team and will be a one-stop shop for young peo­ple aged 12 to 25 to ac­cess sup­port ser­vices.

Mayor Mick Wain­wright said the new hub had been a ma­jor in­fra­struc­ture pri­or­ity for the City.

“In part­ner­ship with the Swan City Youth Ser­vice, we want to en­sure our young peo­ple can ac­cess all the ser­vices they re­quire,” he said.

“The more we in­vest in our youth, es­pe­cially those in need of guid­ance and sup­port, the more they will con­trib­ute back to the com­mu­nity.”

The hub fea­tures a kitchen, hang­out space, record­ing stu­dio, art wall, bas­ket­ball courts and com­mon ar­eas, with a range of ac­tiv­i­ties to choose from.

It will also pro­vide lo­cal youth with vi­tal ser­vices like drug and al­co­hol coun­selling, men­tal health sup­port, med­i­cal clin­ics and as­sis­tance with find­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion and ac­cess­ing gov­ern­ment ser­vices.

Cr Wain­wright said a plaque ded­i­cated to the mem­ory of late for­mer mayor Charlie Gre­gorini was also un­veiled at the open­ing.

“Charlie was pas­sion­ate about youth is­sues and well­be­ing and was a ded­i­cated sup­porter of the Swan City Youth Ser­vice, so it is only fit­ting that the new hub hon­ours Charlie’s mem­ory.”

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The Midland Youth Hub of­fers plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties for young peo­ple.

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