A new purpose-built youth hub will be established in Bannockburn.
The Golden Plains Youth Hub will become the centre for youth services in the area and a place for young people to make new friends, get involved in decision-making and make their voices heard.
The project is an element of G21’s Addressing Disadvantage project, which recognises that an innovative, contemporary youth space will help ensure a strong, resilient youth culture is developed in Bannockburn and connected to the broader community.
As one of the largest growth areas in Victoria, Bannockburn’s youth population is forecast to increase more than 55 per cent to 821 between now and 2036.
The Hub will provide a dedicated facility for training programs, events and youth services, right in the heart of Bannockburn’s popular Recreation Precinct.
Opposite the Bannockburn College P-12, the Youth Hub will support improved health, social, education and employability outcomes, and provide stronger connections between the local community and services young people need.
The project has received $270,000 from the state government’s Growing Suburbs Fund, which will partner with $100,000 from the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Infrastructure grant.