Work Begins on Facility for Vulnerable Youth

The start to construction of Trinity Hill Youth Accommodation and Training Facility is a significant step toward providing a stable home and employment opportunities for Tasmania's vulnerable youth.

The $13 million project will create 46 independent and supported living units for young people who would otherwise be homeless.

Sixteen of the independent living units will be targeted toward low income earners, including young people living with disability, supported by the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The construction phase will create at least 100 direct and indirect jobs and $34 million worth of new economic activity in the state.

The Tasmanian company Fairbrother Pty Ltd successfully tendered for the North Hobart project. Construction is expected to start mid-May and take 18-months, creating more opportunities for apprentices.

There is high demand for a youth facility like this, which will be the first of its kind in Southern Tasmania.

Residents will live in safe and stable accommodation that's within walking distance to employment and education opportunities, transport, health and other services.

The training facility will create an opportunity to re-engage with education, training, employment and positive influences that will help get their lives back on track. 

Mission Australia and Anglicare Tasmania will jointly provide training and property management support services and training to tenants.

9 May, 2014