Construction has begun on the Golden Plains Youth Hub which is set to improve health, education and employment for young people.
The youth hub will be a place where young people can relax, connect with peers and get advice and support through access to local services if required.
Located opposite Bannockburn College P-12, the $562,000 project will repurpose an existing building, rotating it to face north to improve natural heating and utilise the outdoor decking area.
The project will be delivered by Golden Plains Shire Council, which is making a $90,000 in-kind contribution. The state government is contributing $271,000, while the federal government and Bannockburn and District Grants Inc. are both contributing $100,000 to the project.
The hub has been a priority project for G21 which has helped to advocate for an innovative, contemporary space to build a strong, resilient youth culture connected to its community.