The co-design process for a Youth Hub in central Geelong is well underway with the recently elected 2024 Youth Council contributing their feedback.
An information session for young people, parents and other interested community members will take place Thursday 1 February from 4.30pm-6pm and co-design workshops will be held with young people (12-25 years of age) at the future Geelong Youth Hub site (corner Gheringhap Street and Transit Place) on Monday 19 February, 4.30pm-6pm and Wednesday 13 March, 4.30pm-6pm.
The project is being made possible thanks to $400,000 of funding provided to the City under the Victorian Government’s Youth Hubs grant program 2022-23, to support the establishment of a youth hub in central Geelong.
Deputy Mayor Anthony Aitken:
The insights and perspectives from young people across the region will help define the space, and the type of activities, programs, and services that will be offered.
We want to encourage our young people to have an influence on the projects and decisions that will impact them and their peers.
Christine Couzens State Member for Geelong:
It is great to see the works of the Youth Hub come together, after years of ideas and visions that the members from the Youth Council have put in. I am very excited to see what this will bring for our youth in Geelong and wider community.
Junior Mayor Hteemoo Yohellaymusaw:
We want to make sure that the voices of other young people are heard, and we’re really open to taking on feedback and ideas from across the community.
The City has committed to the establishment of a Geelong Youth Hub and allocated the Busport building for the two-year Geelong Youth Hub pilot starting in January 2025 running until December 2026.
The groundwork for this initiative was laid through collaboration with the Youth Council during the development of the Geelong Youth Hub Feasibility Study in 2022.
To learn how to register for the information session or co-design workshops visit our Geelong Youth Hub page.
By competing the survey, you could win a $50 voucher, terms and conditions apply. The online engagement runs until 15 March.
Co-design is a collaborative journey where diverse perspectives converge, fostering innovation and inclusivity to shape solutions that resonate with the collective needs and aspirations of a community.