Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, left, at the Moree PCYC last week which has received a $200,000 State Government grant to fit-out with a new Youth Hub and multipurpose space, along with PCYC Manager Tayla Macey and Team Member Lachlan Tolhurst.
Friday, 25 June 2021
THE construction of a Youth Hub and multi-purpose room at Moree PCYC will give the town’s young people greater access to vital social and educational support programs, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing a $200,000 State Government grant for the internal fit-out of the building.
This project advances the delivery of the Moree PCYC master plan, which has received $2.6 million in State Government support since 2018.
Mr Marshall said the redevelopment was about ensuring the organisation’s 40 year legacy supporting disadvantaged youth continues into the future. .
“At its heart the master plan is about making Moree PCYC accessible to a wider section of the community,” Mr Marshall said
“This multi-purpose room stage of the master plan will see new flooring and lighting installed and the space painted to create a warm learning environment.
“The Youth-Hub will be fully furnished and have CCTV to allow visibility and supervision from central areas.
“Wi-Fi and computers will be available for education, employment and recreational purposes. As a safe and supervised space, the room can operate as an afternoon homework area and youth ‘hang out’ and for NSW Police programs.
“With limited youth focused infrastructure in Moree, the PCYC will provide accessible space for high-quality recreational, leisure and community activities.”
Mr Marshall added the flexibility of the Youth-Hub would mean the venue could be hired out for meetings and training purposes.
“Once the overall redevelopment is complete, PCYC expects usage will quadruple through new activities and offerings,” he said.
“By having a high-tech meeting and training space, PCYC can offer it to the broader public, helping generate additional income to fund recreation programs and subsidised membership for vulnerable youth.
“The room will offer appropriate technological/audio-visual technology for programs, meetings, small events, training sessions and classes.
“This is a great outcome which secures the organisation’s long-term viability and presence in Moree.”