Boost To Redcliffe PCYC Through New Grant

  • Miles Government backs local PCYC services through $2 million grant.
  • Redcliffe PCYC offers targeted youth engagement and support for healthy relationships.
  • Grant will enable important upgrades to facilities, including seating, air conditioning and ventilation.

Premier Steven Miles has today announced a $2 million grant for PCYC Redcliffe to improve and upgrade facilities.

The funding will allow for new and upgraded seating, ventilation improvements, air-conditioning and a modified facility layout.

PCYC Queensland has an established history of supporting young Queenslanders through social programs, prevention and disruption activities – resulting in increased participation, reduced youth offending and youth recidivism.

PCYC Redcliffe has delivered a number of important programs in 2024, including:

  • Rise Up Be Yourself
  • Drop-in Basketball and boxing sessions
  • Youth Leadership teams
  • Bike education, and
  • Road safety workshops.

During Term One of 2024, PCYC Redcliffe delivered 113 program sessions to 1869 participants and commenced Drop-In Boxing, and Drop-In Basketball, programs not previously delivered at the club.

It’s anticipated that improved facilities will increase local participation and pride in the community.

Quotes attributable to Premier Steven Miles:

“PCYC’s are at the core of our communities. Here in Redcliffe, the PCYC is much loved and well visited by locals.

“There’s been great success of new basketball and boxing sessions, which keep young people engaged in healthy and social activity.

“Through a $2 million grant the facility will get a much needed refurbishment, adding to the experience of locals of all ages.

“When complete, we expect even more of Moreton Bay’s young people will get involved in these important community services.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Redcliffe Yvette D’Ath:

“I’m incredibly proud of our local PCYC and the support services it offers.

“It’s a safe space for our young people to engage with their peers, supervised by responsible community leaders.

“PCYC programs help to empower young people so I’m proud the Miles Government can inject this important funding into our Redcliffe community.”

Quotes attributable to City of Moreton Bay Mayor Peter Flannery:

“Important upgrades to this busy community hub will increase accessibility and ensure new and refurbished facilities cater for increased demand.

“With one of the largest memberships in Queensland, offering everything from martial arts and gymnastics to crime prevention programs, Redcliffe PCYC provides vital support for our young people, which is why this additional funding is so appreciated.

“Council believes investing in local social infrastructure is core to a healthy and happy community and we know our PCYC’s are not only welcoming places to play sports and build friendships, but also importantly, are where young people can receive encouragement and support through professional programs and services.

“Working collaboratively with other levels of Government means we can continue to upgrade facilities for City of Moreton Bay residents.

“I welcome today’s announcement and thank the Premier for this vital funding; one that will have a positive impact for so many in our community.”

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