Council seeks community input for North Shore Youth Hub
Date published: 5 September 2017
Council is calling for community input on the proposed North Shore Youth Activation Hub to be built beside the Northern Beaches Leisure Centre.
The facility would include a skate park, parkour equipment, a DJ Fono for people to mix music from their phone, a multi-purpose court suitable for basketball, indoor cricket and futsal, and a street art wall.
Local councillor for the North Shore area, Cr Paul Jacob said this project would be a great asset for the community.
“We have an online survey on Council’s website open until Friday, September 15 which we would like people to complete to allow them to have their say about the facilities,” Cr Jacob said.
“We are consulting to ensure this new facility will meet a need in this community for a state-of-the-art recreation area for families and young people to enjoy and use for exercise. We’re keen to get the input and ideas of the people on the Northern Beaches who will be using it.
“We are engaging closely with local schools, police and youth agencies and are offering drop-in information sessions at Woolworths North Shore on Thursday, October 12 from 3-7pm and Saturday, October 14 from 9am-1pm to give the young people in the community lots of opportunities to get involved.
“Council has made significant investments in the Northern Beaches over the past few years and this hub will add to that investment.”
Once engagement is complete a community forum will be held to discuss feedback and any design adaptations.
Construction is planned to commence in April 2018.
The survey can be found on Council’s website www.townsville.qld.gov.au – (search for North Shore Youth Activation Hub)