North West Shelf Project continues to support Karratha youth

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In 2016, the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project is proud to continue its support for the City of Karratha's Youth Services team, who are working hard to make the city an even greater place to live for young people.

This support has been in place for the past five years and is used by the City of Karratha to provide programs which appeal to a range of ages and interests.

Woodside's Asset Manager at the Karratha Gas Plant, Steve Trench, said the North West Shelf Project had previously contributed funding to the City of Karratha's Youth Shed.

"While this is a fantastic facility, it is the ongoing programming which continues to make it such a great place for young people to meet and have a good time in a supervised environment," Steve said.

"Aside from giving youth something to do, there are important physical, social and health benefits associated with many of the programs.

"The City of Karratha is doing a great job in this area, offering a variety of activities and we are very excited to see a focus on providing events which target youth at risk in the community."

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said Youth Services in the City had never been more popular.

"Over 10,000 young people participated in more than 600 specialist youth programs in our community last year," Mayor Long said.

​"With the North West Shelf Project's ongoing support we are able to provide activities and events specifically tailored to young people, from paintball and laser tag sessions through to sports workshops with national athletes, creating a safe environment where youth in the City can come and have fun, learn new skills and meet new people."

Click here to visit the Youth Engagement Pilbara (YEP) Facebook page and keep up-to-date with these programs and variety of others happening in the City of Karratha.

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