Midland Youth Hub: construction begins on new $3m youth centre


City of Swan youth development co-ordinator Elise Jorgensen and deputy mayor David Lucas with guests at the bolt tightening ceremony. Picture: David Baylis        d460061
City of Swan youth development co-ordinator Elise Jorgensen and deputy mayor David Lucas with guests at the bolt tightening ceremony. Picture: David Baylis        d460061

CONSTRUCTION of a new $3 million youth centre is now under way in Midland, marking a significant milestone in the City of Swan’s program to provide essential services to young people.

The new Midland Youth Hub will offer more space, facilities and opportunities for young people facing challenges in the City of Swan.

It will accommodate City of Swan youth development staff and Swan City Youth Services, a not-for-profit organisation that has operated a youth centre on Morrison Road in Midland for the past 30 years.

The new facility will have more than twice as much space as the old building and will offer greater potential to offer a wider range of services.

Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the Midland Youth Hub was an investment in the future.

“The Midland Youth Hub staff will work with teenagers and young adults across a range of activities, helping them develop on a personal and social level,” he said.

Deputy mayor and Altone Ward councillor David Lucas turned the bolt to mark the start of the build and said he was thrilled to see the project progress to the next stage.

“As a former police officer, I have seen first-hand the positive impact youth services can have on the lives of young people,” he said.

“The Midland Youth Hub will have a modern recording studio, courtyard with basketball courts, kitchen and common areas with a variety of activities on offer. Staff can also refer young people to external support agencies and provide information on a range of youth-related needs.”