Ellenbrook to get youth centre

Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw and City of Swan councillors and staff with local stakeholders.
Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw and City of Swan councillors and staff with local stakeholders.

SWAN Hills MLA Jessica Shaw has announced the first stage of the Ellenbrook Youth Centre following the City of Swan’s decision to support the project at last week’s council meeting.

The Ellenbrook Youth and Community Services Space will provide a low-cost base for service providers on Main Street in the heart of the town.

The approval follows eight months of work by Ms Shaw to bring the State Government, the City, local businesses and community service organisations together to deliver the project.

She said the youth centre in Ellenbrook was the most important commitment she made during the State Election.

“Working together, we have found a way to fast-track this exciting initiative. Our kids won’t have to wait for a new building before accessing the support services they need,” she said.

“Not-for-profits and other service providers can use the purpose-built work spaces and counselling rooms to support our community at minimal cost.

“It has been fantastic to work with the City of Swan – particularly the Pearce ward councillors and the youth team staff – on our shared vision for young people in Ellenbrook. I would like to thank them for their engagement and support.”

The community and youth service space is expected to open by mid-2018.

The City of Swan is seeking expressions of interest from service providers to use the facility.

The services will eventually move to the new Ellenbrook Youth Centre building.

The State Government has committed $1.86 million towards the project.

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