Mullewa Youth will be eagerly awaiting the reopening of the Mullewa Youth Centre in mid-April after the building undergoes a complete overhaul.
The refurbishment involves upgrades to internal and external walls, the roof and gutters and the existing toilets whilst new flooring, air conditioning, kitchen cabinets, doors, windows and security screens will also be installed.
City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the refurbishment of the popular Youth Centre was a top priority for the community and long overdue.
“Last year youth from Mullewa and the surrounding communities visited the Centre more than 6200 times after school or on Saturdays taking part in structured activities such as sporting competitions, music workshops or healthy cooking classes,” he said.
“During the four school holiday periods the Centre is open up to 60 hours per week to provide important diversionary recreational activities for youth.
“Refurbishment of the Mullewa Youth Centre was identified as the number one priority for Mullewa by the 10 Year Capital Works Plan Community Panel in 2013.”
The City has allocated $150,000 in the 2015/16 Budget to undertake the refurbishment with products and services for the project being provided by ten local businesses.
“Keeping with Council’s ongoing commitment to improve disability access and inclusion throughout the City region the building will also be fitted with disabled access and a disabled toilet,” said Mayor Van Styn.
The Centre is currently closed to the public for the refurbishment and is scheduled to reopen before the school holiday in April 2016.