Georges River youth and vulnerable people could soon have access to a technology hub.
Councillor Lou Konjarski raised a notice of motion at Tuesday's Georges River Council meeting calling on the general manager to prepare a report investigating the establishment of a technology hub in the Hurstville and/or Kogarah CBD.
He said the hub was vital for members of the community in need of improved access to digital technologies.
"The possibility of creating a technology hub especially for young and vulnerable people in our community is an exciting opportunity for council to harness the potential of young people in our area," Cr Konjarski said at the meeting.
"We know that young people aged between 15 and 19 make up a larger section of the population in our LGA compared to that of southern Sydney councils.
"Due to the latest survey of NSW Youth Work, we understand that one of the most sought after services by young people is access to education and learning."
Cr Konjarski said the survey also noted that need to access these services was currently not being met.
"We should look to provide more facilities that stimulate the education and training of people in our community," he said.
"The Hurstville media lab is showing how eager people are to access resources and technologies that facilitate education and learning when they are made available.
"This enthusiasm to take advantage of the learning resources provided by council is also reinforced by the video editing workshop delivered as a part of the 'It's a Mood' youth festival being completely booked out.
"On the back of this success, it's also worth investigating the creation of a technology hub for our vulnerable community members in addition to ensuring we are meeting the needs of the young people in our community.
"It is distinctly important that our vulnerable community members have the access to meaningful participation in their education and training."
The council supported the motion unanimously.
A report on the feasibility of a technology hub is expected to be bought to council at a later date.
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