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    Treasurer, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt

    Yarrabah’s drop-in centre becomes the community hub of Yarrabah

    Treasurer, Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and Minister for Sport
    The Honourable Curtis Pitt

    Thursday, March 03, 2016

    Yarrabah’s drop-in centre becomes the community hub of Yarrabah

    A new drop-in community centre in Yarrabah will give locals a welcoming space to interact with each other and their Elders, said Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Curtis Pitt.

    Speaking at the opening of the Yarrabah Drop-in Hub, Mr Pitt emphasised the importance of the hub to young people in the community.

    “Congratulations to the Council for their efforts in making this Drop-in Hub a reality,” Mr Pitt said.

    “While I am sure everyone will enjoy this place, it is especially important for the youth of Yarrabah.

    “It’ll be a welcoming, open space where they can chill and meet with friends.

    “It will also provide a chance for young people to meet up with the older generation and discuss things that are happening now and also important things that may have happened long ago.”

    Volunteer police and Elders will staff the Yarrabah Drop in Hub from the evening until early morning, seven days a week, as part of the local Council’s efforts to address youth crime at night.

    “Giving these young people a safe, inviting place to go in the evenings gives them another way to stay out of trouble and keep their lives on track,” Mr Pitt said.

    “Yarrabah Council is seeking donations to outfit the Hub with furniture, games and the like so I’d encourage anyone in the Far North with spare items lying around the house, to have a Spring clean this Autumn.”

    The Queensland Government has donated $1000 to assist with the fit out of the Hub.

    If you would like to donate to the Yarrabah Drop in Hub, please contact Ms Janelle Menzies, CEO Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council, on 4056 9120.

     

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