Youth precinct is an exciting milestone
IT IS great to see Gympie Regional Council investing in our youth and honouring the heritage (and sentimental) value of the Memorial pool site by planning to retain and refurbish the building there and work it into the youth precinct.
The initial designs of plans for the precinct are exciting – a rock wall, a pump track and skate bowl – and exciting to think the first of five stages of this multi-million dollar development will be open by April, 2019.
Combine this with our state-of-the-art aquatic centre, skating rink and cinemas, and our community’s younger demographic may have to stop complaining there’s nothing for young people to do in Gympie.
It (“There’s nothing here for young people”) was the teenage anthem of the ‘80s when Gympie still had a drive-in, the Amaroo and Skateland and not much else.
We’d have given anything for a cinema and a youth precinct, though I must say the drive-in was pretty awesome.
If you want to check out the full youth precinct plan it is on display at the Gympie library until October 13.