New and improved space for our young people

Cessnock City Council held the official opening of the newly renovated Cessnock Youth Centre Outreach Service (CYCOS).
Cessnock City Council held the official opening of the newly renovated Cessnock Youth Centre Outreach Service (CYCOS).

The upgrades to the facility followed Cessnock City Council receiving funding under the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnerships Grant.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent thanked the NSW Government for their support.

“The grant totalling $38,000, which Council matched was vital in seeing this project become a reality. CYCOS provides an invaluable service to our community, especially to local young people and their families” Cr Pynsent said.

NSW State Member for Cessnock Clayton Barr MP said it was fantastic to support 19 local projects through the grants.“I was very pleased CYCOS was successful in their application, this will provide more opportunities for youth focused organisations such as the Reach Foundation to provide additional support to young people”, Mr Barr said.

The refurbishments include an alteration of the configuration of the building resulting in two new office spaces. The Reach Foundation will operate out of one of these rooms while the other space will be hired out on a casual basis to other youth focused service providers.

Mayor Pynsent said to help celebrate the completion of works members of the Youth Week organising committee attended the official event who were also thanked for their hard work. “It was great to be able to shine a spotlight on those who made Cessnock’s Youth Week a success”.

“Youth Week would not be possible without the support we get from the NSW Government, young people, volunteers, collaborating youth and community service agencies and businesses who generously donated”, Cr Pynsent said