Affordable hire rate at Youth Centre

Published Friday, 22nd September 2017

Activate inclusion at Fairfield Youth and Community Centre

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone has announced that eligible community groups can now affordably hire space at Fairfield Youth and Community Centre (FYCC).

“Not-for-profit, community-based organisations are able to hire any of FYCC’s spaces at a special booking rate of $50, so long as their planned activities focus on young people,” Mayor Carbone said.

“Fairfield City Council continues to ensure our City’s young people are given ample opportunity to learn, have fun and connect with the community, helping them to do their very best in life.”

“Offering a special youth booking rate FYCC is a way that Council can encourage organisations to utilise one of Council’s accessible community facilities and provide activities that can improve the lives of our future leaders.”

Areas available for hire at FYCC include the recreational hall, which includes two full size sports courts, trampolines and a rock climbing wall; Chill Zone area, which has lounges and games; or two meeting rooms with audio-visual equipment.

“From inclusive sports games to providing training, there are countless opportunities for organisations to support our City’s young people,” Mayor Carbone said.

“As highlighted in our Disability Inclusion Action Plan, FYCC is one of Council’s outstanding public facilities that is fully accessible to the entire community. There are accessible ramps, parking and restrooms.”

In early September, Council hosted Activate Inclusion, an event run by Sport NSW that promotes inclusivity in sport for young people, which brought together students with disability and staff from schools across South West Sydney to FYCC.

Sport NSW Disability Inclusion Manager Murray Elbourn said everyone present at the event had a great time and enjoyed using the spaces at Council’s accessible facility.

“Sport NSW is incredibly grateful to Fairfield City Council for hosting our Activate Inclusion event at FYCC,” Mr Elbourn said.

“The kids involved had a wonderful time getting out of the classroom and enjoyed various sports and games at Fairfield City Council’s well-designed, accessible facility.”

Mayor Carbone said the special booking rate is another of Council’s FYCC initiatives.

“Council has offered the FYCC special booking rate in addition to Community First Step’s free after school activities run at FYCC from Monday to Thursday and the free FYCC Open Day held on the first Sunday of each month from 11am to 4pm,” Mayor Carbone said.

To be eligible for the special booking rate, organisations need to:

  • Provide activities that meet the recreation, social, cultural or educational needs of young people, free of charge.
  • Ensure at least 80 per cent of participants are aged 12-18 years and the program needs to be run 3pm-9pm on a Friday or 2pm-6pm on a Saturday or Sunday.

Interested organisations are required to have Public Liability Insurance and a Risk Management Plan, attend a facility induction and provide adequate staffing.

For further enquiries, full terms and conditions or to make a booking, please email leisurecentres@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au or call 9754 2078.

The address for Fairfield Youth & Community Centre is 31-35 Vine Street, Fairfield, which is seven minutes’ walk from Fairfield Station.