The Nationals member for Lowan Hugh Delahunty welcomed the funding that has flowed from the Victorian Coalition's first state budget of $20,000 the Youth and Community Mobile Centre bus in Horsham.
"This project will be of great benefit and support to the young people in the Wimmera Region," Mr Delahunty said.
"The Youth and Community Mobile Centre bus project is a joint initiative of Wimmera Uniting Care and Grampians Community Health and will support the youth of the region.
"Young people aged between 12 and 24 comprise about 18% of Victoria's population and there are approximately 4,400 young people aged between 10 and 17 and a further 1,400 aged between 18 and 21 live within the Wimmera region."
"Our young people, wherever they live, are keen to create a sense of belonging, but young people in outlying areas are at risk due to isolation, boredom, lack of social opportunities, drug and alcohol issues and distance should not mean disadvantage," Mr Delahunty said.
"The Wimmera Youth and Community Mobile Centre will service communities in Hindmarsh, West Wimmera, Horsham Rural City, Yarriambiack, Northern Grampians, Ararat Rural City and Buloke Shires.
"I am a strong supporter of our young people and this $20,000 will be a great boost to this important project for the region and will deliver positive outcomes for young people.
"The Coalition Government is committed to providing young people with valuable social and recreational opportunities in their communities and this important initiative will provide entertainment and much needed services to rurally isolated young people in the Wimmera," Mr Delahunty said.