Arncliffe Youth Centre is now officially opened for all to enjoy.
There were fears for the future of the youth centre after its builder was placed under voluntary administration in 2019.
Bayside Mayor Joe Awada opened the Centre recently and said seeing the project through was all about community engagement.
"The Arncliffe Youth Centre is a great example of what can be achieved when Council engages with the local community and works with developers to deliver not only a modern residential and commercial hub, but also a community facility," mayor Awada said.
"The need for an all-inclusive Youth Centre was identified by Council several years ago. It was acknowledged that we needed a safe space where young people from all walks of life could engage in sporting activities as well as educational programs that develop a strong sense of self-worth."
The mayor said the soft launch program last month allowed local youth to try a range of activities and services that will be part of this state-of-the-art facility.
"It was a resounding success," he said.
As well as sporting activities, the Centre aims to be a learning and study space, with rooms to accommodate music and artistic pursuits.
There will be a dedicated area for delivering youth services, including a "drop-in" chill zone, visual arts and music rooms.
There will also be offices to provide referral services such as employment, health, drug, and alcohol counselling.
A multi-purpose room with a commercial kitchen will be able to cater for more significant events.
Bayside Council was set to outsource the Centre's management but ended up declining all tenders and decided to manage the Centre itself.
Organisations already running programs from the Centre include:
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