Apr 27, 2021In The Community

Gas Delivers the Goods for WA Youth Centre

The Shire of Exmouth in Western Australia is to benefit from an influx of new funding in support of a new youth precinct development.

The centre will receive funding through the support of natural gas producer Santos.

Based near the existing Exmouth Recreational Centre, the youth centre funding will provide new fitness and nature play equipment, cricket net and half basketball court upgrades, and skate park extensions.

The works will commence from 2022 and are to be carried out primarily by local contractors. Santos is an active part of the Western Australian natural gas industry and has several existing partnerships in place with local groups.

The company is a major partner of the WA rugby union Western Force and sponsors their RugbyRoos program for kids. It is also a partner of suicide prevention service Lifeline WA. Santos is also a supporter of Recfishwest’s Artificial Reef Research Program, which includes Exmouth’s King Reef, the largest man-made reef in the Southern Hemisphere.

Later this year, the company will also continue its support for Western Australian high schoolers through the Santos Science Experience, a series of science activities for Year 9 and 10 students that take place at higher education institutes across the country, including Western Australian universities Murdoch, Edith Cowan, and UWA.

The Exmouth youth precinct development comes as the result of a 2015 local community survey identifying a need among young people for more recreational activities within the township.