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Media Release: Opening the doors to our youth

By January 28, 2009No Comments

Live entertainment, information and support sessions, a place to hang out and have fun are just some of the exciting things on offer at Maroondah City Council’s EV’s Youth Centre.

Wednesday 4 February will see EV’s Youth Centre open the doors for another year of great activities and services for young people in Maroondah.

Councillor Alex Makin said it is important for Maroondah’s young people to have a comfortable place where they can seek advice on life and social issues as well as a safe place to meet friends.

“With a number of weekly programs aimed at helping Maroondah’s youth to access important resources, build skills for the future, and manage confidence and self esteem issues, EV’s plays an essential role within the City of Maroondah,” said Cr Makin.

“EV”s is a great resource for young people, there are always friendly and qualified youth workers available who are willing to talk about any issue that arises,” said Cr Makin.

Info HQ, the information support and referral program, allows young people to access written information on a broad range of topics and chat with youth workers. The program also provides young people with access to a computer, phone and fax. Info HQ runs each Wednesday from 1pm to 5.30pm.

The Drop In program provides an opportunity for people to meet, have a game of pool, play videos or join in any of the fun activities planned from week to week. The Drop In program runs each Friday afternoon from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

In addition to the programs and great facilities, some of Maroondah’s best musical talent is also showcased at EV’s. The Maroondah FReeZa group have a number of drug, alcohol and smoke free events for all ages coming up in 2009.

EV’s Youth Centre is for young people between the ages of 12 to 25 years. The Centre is located at 212 Mount Dandenong Road, Croydon.

For more information contact Council’s Youth Services team on 9298 4373, email or visit

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Alex Makin

Alex Makin

Alex Makin is a councillor for the Mullum Ward in the City of Maroondah. Alex has been a councillor since 2005, representing ratepayers, businesses, community groups and residents. I aim to continue making a difference and welcome any thoughts you may have in regard to life, community and business in Maroondah. Phone: (03) 9870 8202 or 0408 311 645 Email:

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