Foundations laid for new era in Redcliffe with PCYC upgrade

Published 14 March 2022

Redcliffe PCYC

The first stage of a multi-million dollar overhaul at the Redcliffe PCYC is complete, ushering in a new era for the hub of community.

Moreton Bay Regional Council recently completed works on phase one of the redevelopment: a $1.25 million refurbishment increasing user accessibility and service capacity.  

Mayor Peter Flannery inspected the upgrades with the PCYC, Division 5 Councillor Sandra Ruck and Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth, whose Federal Government contributed funding towards the project.

“The PCYC has become a staple part of any Australian community - offering young people a place to play sports, build friendships and receive vital support from professionals,” Mayor Flannery said.

“New amenities mean anyone, no matter their ability, can feel welcome when they visit while new spaces for staff will give them greater capacity to provide vital support to our young people.

“If COVID has shown us anything, it’s that these spaces are vital to building that sense of community and that we shouldn’t let our foot off the pedal when it comes to building their capacity.”

Mayor Flannery acknowledged Luke Howarth and funding from the Federal Government in helping to bring stage one together.

“Investing in local infrastructure is an investment for the future - it creates jobs, supports the work of our great community organisations and sets up our young people to succeed,” Mr Howarth said.

“This is something that the Petrie electorate has been calling on, and I’m proud that I’ve been able to secure vital funding so that council and the PCYC can get the job done as soon as possible.

“We’ve worked with Moreton Bay Regional Council to identify priority community infrastructure and local roads projects during COVID, and that will continue as we enter 2022.”

Division 5 Councillor Sandra Ruck welcomed the upgrade and what it would mean for both hardworking staff at the PCYC and the growing number of young families on the Peninsula.

“Here in Redcliffe, the PCYC has played a critical role in the lives of thousands of people since the 1960s. And they continue to do so, which is why this upgrade is so important,” Cr Ruck said.

“It’s just one of a number of upgrades happening in our community, together with the Deception Bay community hall and old fisheries upgrade as part of record $743 million council budget.”

PCYC Queensland Chief Executive Officer Phil Schultz acknowledges the support from Moreton Bay Regional Council and the Federal Government.

“PCYC Queensland is all about supporting young people and the community with innovative activities, programs and services,” the CEO said.

“The upgrades at PCYC Redcliffe provide the community with an improved facility and help our staff to continue delivering our vision of building safer, healthier communities through youth development.”