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Pcyc Upgrade To Benefit Redcliffe Youth

Story: Alyssa Mackay | Photo: PCYC
Published On : Aug 23, 2021
PCYC Upgrade To Benefit Redcliffe Youth
The first stage of a major upgrade to the PCYC Redcliffe is underway and will allow the facility to continue providing vital services and programs to young people.

Council announced $1.25 million for the first stage of upgrades to the Kippa-Ring facility in its 2021-22 Budget, thanks to funding from the Federal Government’s Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program.

Moreton Bay Region Mayor Peter Flannery said investing in youth was investing in the future.

“PCYCs provide a pivotal role in shaping the lives of young people who will become our future families, workforce and business owners, which is why having well-planned, maintained and managed sports facilities are critical for creating healthy communities,” Peter said.

The current office space will be demolished to make way for a new reception, office space and deck, and refurbishments will be made to the car park, toilets and sports facilities.

“The existing amenities near the gymnasium will also be transformed to include accessible features so everyone, no matter their ability, can feel welcome when they visit,” Peter said.

“This is just the start with these upgrades, being Stage One of a four-stage plan to revitalise the facility over the next 10 years, increasing its capacity to welcome more local kids and the community through the doors.”

PCYC Queensland chief executive officer Phil Schultz said support from Council would allow the organisation to expand their service offerings to the broader Redcliffe community.

“PCYC Redcliffe has been operating since 1966 and plays an important role in fostering the development of local young people through a range of services, youth development and crime prevention initiatives, and numerous sports and recreation activities,” Phil said.

“It is an exciting time for our Moreton Bay region clubs and members, as the renovations occurring at the PCYC Redcliffe, PCYC Hills District and PCYC Pine Rivers ensure that we can continue to play an integral role in our local communities.

“Support for these facility upgrades allows PCYC Queensland to continue delivering our vision of building safer, healthier communities through youth development.”

Works at the PCYC Redcliffe are expected to be completed next month.