Bayside Council calls for expressions of interest for Arncliffe Youth Centre programs

Bayside Council is offering local community groups and organisations working in youth, sport, and recreation the opportunity to deliver their programs, activities and services from the new Arncliffe Youth Centre.

The team is also looking for local not-for-profit community groups to test ideas, launch services and provide events like pop-up activities for the centre's soft launch program of events, which will align with the April School Holidays and Youth Week 2021, from April 16 to 24.

"Council is working to establish long term working relationships with youth focused community groups and organisations working in Bayside," a council spokesperson told the Leader.

The centre will be a destination for young people aged 12-24, and programs should align with the interests, needs and aspirations of the age group.

The spokesperson said their vision for the centre was that it is an "inclusive, non-sectarian, accessible, well managed and supervised space that is 'owned' by young people."

It has a music room, creative and visual arts room, space for offices, a multipurpose room with adjoining canteen, reception area, toilets, showers and changing rooms, a sports hall with two courts - one with stadium seating - and a drop-in space with children's play equipment. It will also include spaces for contemplation and meditation.

Expressions of interest close Monday, March 8 and will facilitate short, medium and long term opportunities. Apply at bit.ly/3sbkwzl.