City purchase Club Rocky’s for new Youth Centre

Published on Tuesday, 24 May 2022 at 1:47:19 PM

Young people in Geraldton now have a dedicated space of their own with the City of Greater Geraldton purchasing Club Rocky’s in Wonthella just last week.

Over the next couple of months, slight renovations will be made to transform the building into a more suitable space for young people.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn is delighted with the acquisition.

“We’re investing in the future of our community by developing a safe space for young people to come together locally,” he said.

“The purchase of this building makes sense on so many levels – its proximity to the Geraldton PCYC who we have a great relationship with, the Wonthella Skate Park as well as the Geraldton Aquarena.

“All of these facilities are heavily visited by our community and we’re looking to transform the area into a zone for young people to get together safely and positively after school and during the holidays.”

The City’s Youth team currently operate out of Lester House in the Geraldton CBD, however, the size of the building limits what activities can be run as well as how many participants can be involved.

Club Rocky’s in Wonthella will allow the City to increase the programs currently delivered and build upon the popular School Holiday Program, which engages a variety of young people in both Geraldton and Mullewa.

“Our five-year vision for the building and area is for it to be a fun, vibrant and safe space. Some immediate upgrades are required but we will do more extensive works over the next few years,” added Mayor Van Styn.

The acquisition of the land in Wonthella links back to the City’s Strategic Community Plan and delivering on the community’s vision for spaces, places, programs and services that foster connection and inclusion as well as more activities for young people to be involved in.

More information about the City’s new Geraldton Youth Centre will be available over the coming weeks.


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