Bob Kucera

Bob Kucera

Former Minister for Disability Services; Sport and Recreation; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Seniors

    New centre opens for Boddington's youth

    6/10/2004 2:45 PM

    A recognised need for more youth activities in Boddington has culminated in the official opening of the Boddington Youth Centre today.

    Peel and the South-West Minister Bob Kucera said the Shire of Boddington deserved high praise for acting on a survey of local residents in 2001, which found a lack of facilities for local youth as the number one deficiency in the district.

    Members of a youth support group then went on to transform the art room of the former Boddington District High School into a fully functional youth centre.

    The project has received more than $70,000 from a variety of Government and industry sources - including $11,500 from the Peel Development Commission.

    “The Boddington Old School site is the perfect venue to establish a youth centre,” Mr Kucera said.

    “I am delighted to be here today to see for myself how this facility will help strengthen the local community.”

    The youth centre will provide a place for local young people to meet and socialise and is fitted out with a range of activities, including hockey, soccer and pool tables.

    Volunteers will supervise the centre and the Shire of Boddington is currently looking to employ a youth activities officer to organise other activities.

    Minister's office: 9213 7000