Moree PCYC in line to receive multi-million dollar facelift

Moree PCYC is poised for a major face lift as the local centre is set to receive a multi-million dollar funding boost from the State Government.

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall visited the local centre on Monday to unveil the $2 million grant.

“This funding will be used to massively upgrade and enhance the facilities here to ensure PCYC continues to be an important community hub for young and older people,” he said.

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According to Mr Marshall, the substantial funding boost will be the largest donation from the State Government this side of the inception of the local facility.

“PCYC will talk with local communities and organisations to decide where to direct the money: whether it should be used to upgrade current existing facilities or expand the club to provide other sports or facilities that the community wants.”

The money will be scattered over four years, which will not only afford new centres across the state, but also improve current sites. 

Increased participation in a variety of activities and programs including basketball, archery, fustal, netball, indoor cricket and other group fitness activities are just some of the possible improvements.

“Already PCYC is a popular facility used by a huge number of organisations. It really is a buzzing hub in this community, particularly after school,” Mr Marshall said.

Regional manager of western zone PCYC David Hitchick visited the site alongside Mr Marshall, and reiterated the importance of PCYCs in the community.

“PCYC wouldn’t exist without the strong relationship between the community and police.

“There will be a consultative period for both groups to suggest ways that the money can best be spent at the local PCYC,” he said.