The Caboolture PCYC is set to get a new home, in a more central location, in a bid to make it more accessible for locals. A brand-new facility will be constructed on King Street to replace the existing 30-year-old ageing site, currently based in Toovey Street.
The new facility is better serviced by public transport and will enable the provision of high-priority crime prevention, youth development and social support programs for local residents. The move will breathe new life into a service that has been building safer and healthier communities in the region through youth and adult development programs since 1981.
The project will also deliver an economic boost for the Moreton Bay region, creating an estimated 83 jobs during construction and supporting an additional nine new jobs upon completion of the completed facility.
Federal Member for Longman Terry Young said the new facility would help meet the demand for expanded service delivery at PCYC Caboolture.
“When the new PCYC is constructed, I have no doubt that it will become an incredibly important facility for our community,” Mr Young said. “It is something I’ve fought hard for since being elected and I’d like to thank everyone who signed my petition to help get this funding.”
PCYC Caboolture supports more than 1000 members and families through activities such as gymnastics, boxing and martial arts and youth development programs.
The Queensland Government has contributed $5 million toward the construction of PCYC Caboolture’s new home, while the Moreton Bay Regional Council is providing $2.5 million.