Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations

    Rockingham kids set to benefit from Lotterywest grant

    12/11/2019 9:00 AM
    • $985,000 Lotterywest grant for fit-out and refurbish new Rockingham Youth Centre
    • The Centre will increase community connection and offer support for young people
    • Members of the City of Rockingham's Youth Work and Youth Development teams to relocate from the City's administration building
    • Rockingham residents aged between 12-24 expected to increase by 10,600 by 2036

    Premier Mark McGowan today presented a Lotterywest grant of $985,000 to the City of Rockingham for the fit-out and refurbishment of the Rockingham Youth Centre.


    The Centre, which is located in the heart of Rockingham on Mackinnon Street, aims to create a safe space where young people can hang out without the fear of being moved on, and learn new skills in ways they can relate to.


    When up and running, the Centre will host a range of early intervention and prevention workshops, skill development sessions, forums and community events alongside leadership programs including: Youth Reference Group, Junior Council, Skate Park Reference Group, and employability, life skills and recreation and cultural skills development opportunities; as well as being a place to meet friends and have fun.


    The Centre will also house spaces for study, along with leadership, art and recreation programs.


    The number of Rockingham residents aged 12-24 is expected to increase by about 10,600 by 2036, so it's important vital infrastructure and services are in place to cater for growing demand.


    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:


    "I am proud to support my local community in building resources that will allow the younger members of Rockingham to connect with their City.


    "This Centre will host a range of workshops that will develop life skills and become a hub for young residents to take positive steps towards their future.  


    "The Rockingham Youth Centre will be a space for young people to make their own, ensuring they have somewhere to go that's safe and empowers them to develop skills for their future.


    "Rockingham is one of the fastest growing cities in the State and projects like this are helping to create a prosperous and well connected community."


    Minister's office - 6552 5200