New youth centre for Fairfield

Monday, 30 June 2014

Joint statement with Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Infrastructure & Regional Development, the Hon. Warren Truss MP & Fairfield City Mayor, Cr Frank Carbone

Work is set to start on Fairfield’s $9.96 million Youth and Community Centre with a sod turning ceremony being held today to mark the occasion.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss said the new centre will provide first class facilities for local youth oriented programmes and services.

“The Australian Government has committed $7.35 million towards the new centre, which will host a range of educational, vocational, recreational, cultural and social activities for young people,” Mr Truss said.

New South Wales Senator Marise Payne, who represented Mr Truss at the event, said contractor FDC Constructions Pty Ltd would now move to start major construction works on the centre.

“This project will create 11 local jobs during construction and seven ongoing jobs, delivering an important boost to the region,” Senator Payne said.

“The new youth centre will feature two programme rooms, a large hall with office space for centre managers, a kitchenette, a reception area, a kiosk and a storage area.

“The facility will have WiFi, a security system with portable distress alarm, sports equipment and external landscaping with outdoor furniture.”

Fairfield City Council Mayor Frank Carbone said members of the Youth Advisory Committee and residents had worked hard to ensure the project came to fruition.

“This will be a wonderful place for young people and families to spend valuable time together, and I congratulate everyone who worked hard to get us to this point,” Cr Carbone said.

Other contributors to the $9.96 million project are Fairfield City Council ($2 million), the New South Wales State Government ($308,500) and the Mounties Group ($250,000).

Construction is scheduled to be completed in August 2015 ahead of a November 2015 opening.