The Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey MP, has backed the expansion of the Ceduna Youth Hub that will result from a $67,000 grant from the Federal Government.
“The Youth Hub has been running for more than six years now and the fact that the demand for their services keep growing is a testament to Peter Jericho and his team,” Mr Ramsey said. “The community could not be happier to see the Hub being expanded and with services now being offered for young people from eight to twenty-five more will be able to get together in a safe environment, have fun and get advice on their future.”
The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion said, “The Ceduna Youth Hub is an indispensable service offered by the Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation for Indigenous youth aged eight to twenty-five years for the last six years.”
“The Youth Hub has provided these kids with a place to go to have fun and get help and advice on education, employment, health and wellbeing. The service they offer has been so beneficial and popular that they have now reached capacity.”
“When a young person succeeds, the whole community benefits,” Minister Scullion said. “With the work on the Youth Hub expected to be finished early this year, I cannot wait to see the ripple effects it has throughout the community.”
The Youth Hub is run by the Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation and their CEO Wayne Miller said he was delighted with the grant. “We have also been offered some assistance from the private sector and the state government and collectively we will be able to double the foot-print of the facility. It is a very exciting development.”
The funding the Coalition Government is providing under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy and Mr Ramsey said it demonstrated the Government’s ongoing commitment to achieve real change for Indigenous Australians.
“The Youth Hub has been a cornerstone of the community and I am so pleased to see that it will be able to continue its valuable work and expand its services to more people,” Mr Ramsey said.