Council rolls out more local jobs with construction of North Shore Youth Activation Hub

Date published: 13 September 2018

Townsville City Council is helping to support a dozen local jobs by building another shovel-ready infrastructure project, with work starting on the North Shore Youth Activation Hub.

Mayor Jenny Hill and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Cr Mark Molachino toured the site this week to examine progress on the project.

“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 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.”

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

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 holiday.

Cr Molachino said construction on the Youth Activation Hub would support 12 jobs over the life of the project.

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

“This project is expected to be completed in time for the Christmas holidays so work is only going to ramp up over the coming weeks.

“Building and upgrading parks right across our community is a big focus for this Council because we understand how important they are to the local community.”