WA Ellenbrook Youth Centre Technical Tour & Talk

5 Sep 2023
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Opened on May 4, 2023, the Ellenbrook Youth Centre provides young residents between the ages of 12-25 with a safe place to socialise, connect, engage and participate in a meaningful manner. The centre is a modern and multi-functional space where young people can access a range of activities, services and supports, including counselling, financial advice, employment and training.

The City of Swan has advocated for a purpose-built youth facility for many years, and young people have been actively engaged in this process. The provision of support and services for young people, children and families is a strategic community priority identified in the City’s Strategic Community Plan. The City recognises the importance of young people who are isolated both geographically and economically – and seeks to improve access to services. The City completed its Youth Strategy in 2018 to guide future planning for the provision of fundamental services and infrastructure.

The City engaged a consultant to prepare a feasibility study, undertake stakeholder engagement, review existing facilities and establish a concept design for a youth centre at Charlie Gregorini Memorial Park in Ellenbrook. This work included extensive consultation with young people in the area, City of Swan officers, potential operators and service providers. A cross-section of youth members, local schools and the broader community were also selected by the project team to form a representative group named the Young Ellenbrook Working Group. Through the engagement process, strong support was shown for a new youth centre and a number of the design ideas were incorporated into the concept and then the full design.

This exciting project is an investment into the future of Ellenbrook and will open up a range of opportunities and make a major difference for young people. This project is jointly funded by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Lotterywest and the City of Swan, with a co-contribution from Ellenbrook Management Pty Ltd.

Join Designer, Ana Kovacevic; Builders, Cris Tanase, Adam Billington and John Moore; Project Manager, Ben De Haan; and Youth Co-ordinator Debbie McCabe and Facilities Planner Jeff Strong as they guide us through the project from concept to activation. Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle. No refreshments will be served at this talk and tour.

For more information, please contact Leith Fradd on 0451 993 526 or email plawa@parksleisure.com.au

CPD Points: 1

This event is free for PLA members. Please note that you are not able to “swap places” if you are unable to attend. Simply contact us at plawa@parkslesiure.com.au if you are unable to attend.
Numbers are limited.

Delivery Method: Tour & Talk

Target Audience: Leisure & Recreation Planners Network

Facilitator: Jeff Strong, Ana Kovacevic, Debbie McCabe, Cris Tanase, Adam Billington, John Moore and Ben De Haan


Ellenbrook Youth Centre

7 Plaza Turn
Ellenbrook, WA Australia

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September 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Free – $30.00


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