The offerings at Victoria Park continue to grow, following the recent completion of a mindfulness garden which has been an initiative of Goulburn Mulwaree Youth Council.
The area incorporates a conversation pit, and a garden where youth and other community members can relax, chat and enjoy the surrounds of Victoria Park.
Some $55,000 has been allocated towards the project by council, with a further $15,000 one off grant from the NSW government following the support of member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman and minister for mental health, regional youth and women Bronnie Taylor.
Youth mayor Charlotte Hargan said the project will be a significant step towards breaking down stigma around mental health in our community.
"It is fantastic to see the garden finally finished and ready to use," Ms Hargan said.
"It is truly a credit to all involved and is reflective of council's commitment to support youth projects.
"I hope that, in such a time of turmoil in our world, this garden offers a quiet place of reflection and an opportunity to seek support for all members of the community."
Ms Tuckerman welcomed the investment from the state government.
"I love the initiative from our youth council and their desire to give back to the community," Ms Tuckerman said.
"The mindfulness garden will be a wonderful asset for Goulburn's Health and Wellbeing precinct - it's even better that the project is youth driven.
"Thanks to Minister Taylor for accepting my invitation to visit Goulburn, and for her time spent hearing the Goulburn Mulwaree Youth Council's thoughts."
Ms Taylor commended the Goulburn Mulwaree Youth Council for helping to get the project off the ground.
"It's fantastic to see these young leaders stepping up to find innovative ways to improve the health and wellbeing of their peers," she said.
"This garden will be a beautiful place where young people from all walks of life can get away from their day-to-day stresses and spend some time on themselves."
The mindfulness garden is located on the south western side of the Rose Gardens within Victoria Park, in close proximity to Deccan Street.
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