Locals drop in for North Shore Youth Hub official opening

Date published: 30 November 2018

The Palaszczuk Government’s $600 million Works For Queensland program continues to deliver for North Queensland, with the official opening today of Townsville’s North Shore Youth Hub.Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe today joined Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill to officially open the new $2 million facility, which has received $460,000 in Works for Queensland funding.

“The North Shore Youth Hub is a great new facility for the people of Townsville,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“It features a range of sport facilities and activity playgrounds that will bring young people and families together.

“Multi-sport courts for basketball, cricket, football and netball, along with a DJ mixing table are just some of its features.

“There are also skateboarding facilities and a parkour area.

“I congratulate the Townsville Council for delivering this facility which is set to be a great new asset for the local community.”

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said she was proud to open the North Shore Youth Hub with Local Government Minister Stirling Hinchliffe.

“This was one of the commitments I gave before the election to build a skate park and youth hub in the Northern Suburbs,” Cr Hill said.

“My team of councillors is totally committed to building first-class infrastructure right throughout our suburbs and I think this is going to be very popular with local families.

“The Northern Beaches has been one of the fastest growing areas in Townsville and Council is committed to investing in building better communities for local families.”

Townsville City Council estimates the $2 million facility created 12 jobs over the life of the project.

The Townsville region has received over $45.1 million over two funding rounds from Works for Queensland, supporting more than 900 jobs.

The Queensland Government’s $600 million Works for Queensland 2017-21 program is supporting over 12,000 jobs in regional areas, while helping councils to build important new infrastructure.