Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and Armidale PCYC Manager Paul Salmon inspect a section of the club’s guttering and roofing which will be repaired with the $13,500 grant.
THE Armidale PCYC will receive a grant of $13,500 from the NSW Government to repair sections of its leaking roof, Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall announced today.
Mr Marshall visited the PCYC in October last year with Manager Paul Salmon to inspect sections of the club’s ageing roof which required repairs to make it completely weatherproof, ensuring the protection of the building’s interior and the valuable equipment.
“Paul (Salmon) made it clear to me then that the club didn’t have the required funds set aside to undertake these essential works and asked for help,” Mr Marshall said.
“I am delighted the government listened to the PCYC’s plight and that we’ve been able to secure the necessary funds through the Community Building Partnership Program.”
The Armidale PCYC was built in 1967 and has become an important and well-used sport and recreational facility and community hub for young people throughout the city, according to Mr Marshall.
“The Police youth case managers, staff and volunteers work with a range of disadvantaged groups and local schools, encouraging an active lifestyle and helping them develop not only in the sporting arena but also their character and leadership skills,” Mr Marshall said.
“It’s a wonderful facility and valued community asset and I’m very pleased that this support will ensure that the leaks of the past, which occasionally closed the basketball courts and toilets, will be no more.”
Mr Salmon said he wanted to have a well-maintained club which was clean and safe for members and visitors.
“A club that is watertight and free from leaks will allow our members to enjoy their experience at the club and put us in a good position to complete with other facilities and appeal to other community groups,” he said.
“The repair of the roof is a priority for us so we really appreciate Adam’s support and these funds.”