Youth and community hub on the way next to Yarrabilba high schools

COMMUNITY HUB: Yarrabilba State Secondary College principal Belinda Tregea, Logan MP Linus Power and Division 4 councillor Laurie Koranski. Photo: Matt McLennan
COMMUNITY HUB: Yarrabilba State Secondary College principal Belinda Tregea, Logan MP Linus Power and Division 4 councillor Laurie Koranski. Photo: Matt McLennan

LOGAN residents are being asked what services they want to see at a new youth and community hub at Yarrabilba, set to be opened in 2022.

The hub will be flanked by Yarrabilba State Secondary College and the soon-to-be-opened San Damiano College.

It will help residents access financial, employment and social services, and function as a venue for public events and activities.

The hub will also create education, training and employment pathways as the community grows.

Division 4 councillor Laurie Koranski said situated between two high schools, it would be an ideal place for schools and the community to meet.

"There will also be a dedicated space for youth to connect and participate in programs," she said.

More than 20 local construction jobs are set to be created through the project, with the first dirt expected to turn in early 2021. It is set to open in early 2022.

Yarrabilba State Secondary College principal Belinda Tregea said the proximity of the hub to two secondary schools meant there were possibilities for mutual support and partnership to benefit Yarrabilba's youth.

"We are looking forward to hearing input from the Yarrabilba community as to what services they would like to see this hub deliver to ensure positive and successful pathways for the young people in our community," she said.

"This unique and innovative project deserves out-of-the-box thinking to come up with innovative ideas to serve the needs of Yarrabilba's youth."

The state government, Logan City Council, Brisbane Catholic Education and Lendlease will work together on the hub.

COMMUNITY HUB ON THE WAY: An aerial view of Yarrabilba.

COMMUNITY HUB ON THE WAY: An aerial view of Yarrabilba.

Mayor Darren Power said the partnership was a new approach for council that would provide a model for future community infrastructure projects.

Planning Minister Cameron Dick said new infrastructure projects were vital for COVID-19 recovery.

"As we battle harsh global economic conditions investing in projects like this becomes vital, from an employment standpoint and for keeping communities connected," Mr Dick said.

"Yarrabilba is part of one of the largest development corridors in our state and we want to ensure the suburb has the infrastructure required to meet its growth demands."

The community can have their say on the design of the hub and the services to be provided at haveyoursaylogan.com.au/yarrabilba-community-hub.

Submissions are open for the next four weeks.

There will also be an opportunity to help choose a name for the hub closer to its opening.