Moree PCYC Senior Constable Jason Coakes, left, Manager Tayla Macey and Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall discussing the $250,000 upgrade of the club’s bathroom and changeroom facilities.
Monday, 24 August 2020
A $250,000 upgrade of amenities at Moree Police Community Youth Club (PCYC) will allow the facility to continue delivering its sport and recreation programs in a safe environment, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing the funding through the State Government’s COVID-19 stimulus program.
Mr Marshall said the project would see a complete refurbishment of the men’s and women’s bathroom facilities in the main PCYC building.
“Over the past three years the board of Moree PCYC has embarked on an exciting program to modernise its old facilities so it can continue meeting the needs of the community,” Mr Marshall said.
“Without clean, functioning facilities Moree PCYC cannot deliver the boxing, gymnastics and weekend programs which have become such an important part of life in the town.
“This grant will see the original bathrooms fully stripped out and replaced with new toilets and partitions, sinks, showers, mirrors, tiling, lighting and a mechanical air extraction system, as well as a fresh paint job to restore it to mint condition.
“This grant comes on top of the $2 million provided by the State Government to expand the footprint of the facility, providing more space to provide programs for its 300 users.
“This extra funding will mean that $2 million will be able to stretch even further to expand the club.
“Over the years Moree PCYC has played an important role in developing the skills, character and leadership potential of young people from both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community and I look forward to seeing these works completed so that work can continue.”
The $250,000 grant was made available under the NSW Government’s COVID-19 stimulus program, which will upgrade youth centres while assisting local communities with infrastructure improvement work that can support jobs.