New youth hub opens
THE City of Swan’s $3 million Midland Youth Hub was officially opened last Friday by WA Governor Kerry Sanderson.
The new state-of-the-art facility will be the new home 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 years.
City of Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the new hub had long 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 for a range of activities.
It will also provide local youth with vital services such as drug and alcohol counselling, mental health support, medical clinics and assistance with finding accommodation and accessing Government services.
Midland/Guildford ward councillor Mark Elliott said the project would not have been possible without the help of Lotterywest.
“We would thank Lotterywest for their contribution of $1.625 million and their ongoing support in funding major projects such as these,” he said.
“The City is very excited to continue its commitment to its young people and their development, not just through the centre but our many youth programs, such as Youth Out Loud and the Hyper series.”