$3m youth service hub relocates to Midland

August 23, 2017 by  

Midland is home to a new $3 million Youth Hub which was unveiled recently by Western Australia’s Governor Her Excellency Kerry Sanderson.

The hub has been described as a one-stop shop that houses both

the City of Swan Youth Development team and the Youth Service.

Relocating the Swan City Youth Service was first proposed by the late former Mayor Charlie Gregorini to which the Hub has been dedicated.

Established with the help of a $1.65m contribution from Lotterywest, the hub will provide vital services to local youth including medical clinics, mental health support, alcohol and drug counselling, and help with locating accommodation and accessing a number of government services including Centrelink.

According to City of Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright, the project had long been considered one of the city’s major infrastructure priorities.

“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 new hub, which will be the subject of a number of marketing services to attract as many young people as possible, was described by Her Excellency Ms. Sanderson as an impressive facility.

“It’s going to be excellent for the youth to have such a welcoming centre with great facilities and what excites me more is how well the staff interact with the young people,”

she said.