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