Fairfield Youth and Community Centre officially opens

Friday, 09 October 2015

Today’s opening of the new Fairfield Youth and Community Centre was celebrated by a wide cross-section of the local community.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the Australian Government is pleased to partner with Fairfield City and private enterprise to deliver the $9.9 million project.

"The Australian Government contributed $7.3 million towards the project which will boost community services in Fairfield, demonstrating the Australian Government’s commitment to providing better support for local residents," Mr Truss said.

Senator for Western Sydney the Hon. Marise Payne, who attended the opening, said the hub delivers vital educational, vocational and social activities for local youth and the wider community.

"The centre is an exciting place for young people to meet and provides an array of activities and recreational space. The new facilities also provide young people with a safe haven, off the streets, for meeting and interacting," Senator Payne said.

"The centre features multi-purpose courts catering for soccer, basketball, netball and table tennis, along with learning and conference areas with ICT facilities."

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said he was proud that the project is complete and the youth and greater community can enjoy the new centre.

"The Fairfield Youth and Community Centre is a huge, much needed asset for our community, designed by youth for youth," Mayor Carbone said.

"This is a vital part of the larger Fairfield Park precinct, which also includes the Fairfield Adventure Park and surrounding facilities and parklands. I look forward to seeing this modern facility being used by all."

The new Fairfield Youth and Community Centre was funded with $7.3 million from the Australian Government, $2.3 million from the Fairfield City Council and a $250,000 contribution from the Mount Pritchard & District Community Club Limited.