Children’s Health Queensland has released the artist’s impressions of a $10.8 million youth hub for Dakabin, co-designed with the community to help young people reach their full potential.
The new facility, to be built on the site of Dakabin State High School, will deliver a range of social, educational and health services in a welcoming and empowering space for students.
Children’s Health Queensland is leading the project, working in partnership with the school, the Department of Education and local health and social service providers.
Dakabin State High School students were actively involved in shaping the architectural designs, and sharing their ideas and hopes for what the facility could offer.
Children’s Health Queensland will continue to work with the school and community stakeholders to co-design the services it will offer and decide on a name for the hub.
Children’s Health Queensland Chief Executive Frank Tracey said the youth hub would provide a welcoming space for students to meet, connect with health and social services when they need them, and access learning and training opportunities.
"The students told us they wanted a space that felt like home, not a doctor’s surgery, so the building has been designed to connect to its natural surrounding and encourages social connection and community involvement.”
“By delivering the right services, at the right time, in the right place, the hub will create new opportunities for students and ensure they have support they need to reach their full potential.”
The procurement process for the construction tender opens 30 October 2023, with the hub expected to be open in late 2024.