Revamped youth spot ready for big reveal
A CENTRAL Hobart building damaged in last year’s floods will reopen its doors this afternoon after a major refurbishment.
Aimed at providing a program of activities for people aged between 12 and 24, the Youth Arts and Recreation Centre on Collins St has been repaired and upgraded with new features, including a cafe and food hub.
“There’s now a cafe area where young people can enjoy a quiet coffee in a contemporary space that’s a bit separate to the rest of the venue,” said the Hobart City Council’s community, culture and events committee chair Bill Harvey.
“It will also be the new hub for Youth ARC’s food program, which brings young people and volunteers together to cook meals.”
The drop-in centre will operate Tuesday to Friday from 3 to 6pm, with dance, music and art workshops held every week.
The space has facilities for gaming, eight-ball, table tennis, cooking, dance, basketball and more.