YOUNG people in the Mornington area have a new place to hang out with the opening of The Corner, a youth resource centre, in Wilsons Rd.
The centre brings together a range of youth services under one roof and caters to the needs of the growing youth population in Mt Eliza, Mornington and Mt Martha.
“The Corner will provide a modern and safe space where young people can seek advice and support from a range of youth organisations, including the council’s youth service and Headspace,” Dunkley MP Bruce Billson said.
“It will offer drop-in services, fun and engaging programs, youth-orientated activities and school holiday programs to help young people make new friends, build confidence and feel included in their community.”
Mornington Peninsula Shire mayor Cr Bev Colomb said the centre was an investment in the future wellbeing and prosperity of young people in the Mornington region.
“It will provide opportunities to access information and support, alternative education, youth engagement activities and importantly provide a space where young people are made to feel safe and connected,” she said.
“Seven jobs were created during construction with two ongoing jobs being created over the life of the project.”
The Mornington Youth Centre was jointly funded with the federal government providing $800,000 and the shire $320,508.