Youth Hub set to roll out in time for school holidays

Date published: 19 October 2018

Work keeps rolling on at the North Shore Youth Hub, with the Townsville City Council project supporting a dozen local jobs.

Contractors have been working hard to complete concrete pours for the skate bowl, to ensure the Youth Hub is ready to open by the school holidays.

The Hub includes a skate park, obstacle course, teenage playground and outdoor DJ table.

Mayor Jenny Hill and Deputy Mayor Les Walker toured the site this week to examine progress on the project.

Cr Hill said the crews working on site had made incredible progress.

“The Youth Hub is really taking shape and it’s not long now before it will be open to locals,” Cr Hill said.

“The contractors have been working hard to make sure these concrete pours have been done to allow further works to take shape.”

Cr Hill said she was proud to be delivering on another one of her promises to the community.

“This was one of the commitments I gave before the election to build a skatepark and Youth Hub in the Northern Suburbs,” Cr Hill said.

“My councillors are totally committed to building first-class community infrastructure right throughout the suburbs.”

JMac Constructions were awarded a $1.2 million contract to build the Youth Activation Hub in July, and work on the project is expected to be completed by Christmas School holidays.

Cr Walker said construction on the Youth Hub supported 12 jobs over the life of the project.

“Work is picking up on site and we are seeing more workers here on site to make sure it’s finished in time for the school holidays,” Cr Walker said.

“I’m sure the Youth Hub will become a favourite with local families and Council is committed to upgrading community infrastructure right across the community.

“This is another example of how the city’s record infrastructure spend of $433 million is helping to boost the economy and create jobs for locals.”