MAKING the outer-east headspace site accessible for youth in Maroondah and Yarra Ranges is one of the first priorities for the new chairwoman of the youth mental health agency's eastern office.
Former Knox councillor Sue McMillan was nominated for the post after her decision not to stand for re-election on Knox Council this month.
After the consortium's first board meeting last week, Ms McMillan said making the headspace site at Knox Ozone accessible to young people from the neighbouring areas was one of the top priorities. She said the board wanted to ensure Maroondah and Yarra Ranges councils were "engaged and listened to" just as much as Knox.
Ms McMillan said her passion for helping young people and her business expertise were what got her the job, as well as her involvement on Knox Council's youth advisory committee.
Her background is in marketing and finance and she holds a diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
The centre, at the old Centrelink site at Knox City, is expected to open by year end.