Logan Youth Foyer gives more young people the change to achieve their life goals
- 29 November 2019 10:25AM
A $6.2 million extension to the Logan Youth Foyer is providing support for more young people to access the education and training they need to live independent lives.
Youth foyers provide a safe and secure home for young people in need of stable housing, with on-site services, access to education and career planning advice and equipment to help them become confident, strong and self-supporting adults.
The extension was delivered under the Housing Construction Jobs Program, which encourages partnerships with the private sector and community housing providers to deliver jobs, drive economic growth at a local level and ensure better community outcomes.
The 16 new one-bedroom units and two refurbished studio apartments at the Logan Youth Foyer increases capacity from 22 to 40 home units. The extension supported around 300 construction jobs over the course of the project, including nine apprentices.
Inspiring living and communal areas that harness natural light and breezes are a feature of the design and offer great connectivity between internal and external spaces. The new ground floor units contain accessible design elements like level thresholds, hob-free showers and wider doors and hallways for wheelchairs.
Wesley Mission Queensland provides 24/7 on-site support to the young tenants, with property and tenancy management services provided in partnership by the Horizon Housing Company.
The development of a youth foyer network across the state is a key aim of the Queensland Housing Strategy 2017–2027 and reinforces our commitment to keeping Queenslanders safe and giving all of our young people a great start.