Youth Space Latrobe

Youth of the valley shaping their future – young minds at work

In April 2017, the Victorian Government announced $4.3 million in new funding over the next three years for a new Youth Space/s in Latrobe.

Young people have been engaged in discussions about what its like to live in the Valley, what issues are important to them and what do they think is needed in the Valley to help them thrive. A Facebook page has also been established where ideas and experiences are being shared.

Throughout February 2018, a talented group of young people came together with their peers to workshop what activities and services the youth space/s could provide, share their views on where they feel the youth space/s would be best located, and explore design concepts.

A survey seeking feedback on their design principles was shared via this website and has now closed.

On Tuesday 20 March 2018, young people presented their design principles to the Victorian Government for consideration in the establishment of Youth Space.

A copy of their presentation can be viewed here.

Youth Governance Committee expressions of interest

Help set the agenda, drive change and give your views into issues that affect young people living in the Latrobe Valley.

A team of 14 young people aged 15-25 are needed to form the Youth Governance Committee at Youth Space Latrobe, a new youth-focused hub for young people to be set up in Latrobe Valley.

With support, training and mentoring from YMCA and nine other local organisations, you can be part of the team in the drivers seat for this exciting project.

To register your interest in the Youth Governance Committee please go to for all the details about the process.