The WA Government has invested $17.76 million as part of the WA Recovery Plan to support young people in Western Australia.
The funding will be invested in new and existing youth support and community centres around the state, including:
- $3 million for a youth centre in Madeley
- $4.9 million for revitalisation of Ern Halliday Recreation Camp
- $1.85 million for the Ellenbrook Youth Centre
- $8 million for additional multipurpose youth and community infrastructure.
These centres will provide young people with access to important services in their local communities, and provide opportunities for them to come together, learn important life skills and participate in recreational activities.
Construction works on these centres are expected to create 130 jobs.
Other recently announced initiatives supporting youth include:
- $25 million for a 16-bed mental health and alcohol and other drugs homelessness service in the metropolitan area for young people aged 16 to 24 years
- free and discounted training courses
- additional funding for employers to take on apprentices and trainees who had their employment terminated due to the pandemic
- Green Jobs Plan, which will provide additional job opportunities for young people.
For more information:
- visit WA Recovery Plan Initiatives
- see the following media statements: