YOU won’t miss seeing the City’s new youth truck when it hits the streets.
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard last month launched the latest addition to the City’s fleet of vehicles at the Edge Youth Centre in Currambine.
For about a decade, the City offered its mobile youth service out of a converted public transport bus but Mr Pickard said it was time for an upgrade.
“To our knowledge, this is the first purpose-built youth vehicle of its kind in the Perth metropolitan area,” he said.
“It was inspired by young members of our community as well as some of the staff members who will be using it. “
The original bus was responsible for approximately 4500 hours of service to young people within Joondalup over the past decade with more than 17,000 contacts made in that same period.”
The new truck features a wheelchair lift, air conditioning, hot and cold water, gas oven and barbecue.
It operates five nights a week throughout the City, giving young people access to youth workers, a range of |activities and a safe place to hang out with their peers.
The City also launched a |revamped youth services|website (y-lounge.com.au) |and unveiled the Edge Youth Centre’s music recording |studio.