Demolition works are commencing at Fortitude Valley Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) to create more Queensland jobs.
Minister for State Development Cameron Dick said construction of the new PCYC is set to begin mid-year, and these works will ensure that start date is hit.
“These demolition works will mean more work for Queenslanders, which is so important right now,” Mr Dick said.
“Silverstone Developments have started removing the indoor basketball court, with works to take about a month to complete.
“The sooner we’re breaking ground, the faster we’re pushing ahead towards construction of a revitalised PCYC for Fortitude Valley.
“It’s anticipated the project will run into early next year, which is great news for the industry and the Queenslanders it employs.”
The PCYC site also has approval for a 12-storey commercial tower.
Member for McConnel Grace Grace said the development was an opportunity to attract more people to the PCYC.
“This redevelopment will breathe new life into the Fortitude Valley PCYC, which is an important establishment in the community,” Ms Grace said.
“I have no doubt the redevelopment will see an increase in locals using the facilities.
“Although PCYC activities are restricted right now, by getting on with demolition and redevelopment works we’re ensuring project delivery remains on track for our community.”
Silverstone Developments Managing Director Troy Daffy said the redevelopment of the PCYC was a real win-win for all parties.
“At completion of the development, the PCYC will have a state-of-the-art facility, while the remaining parcel of development land will create hundreds of jobs through its future development,” Mr Daffy said.
“It’s a credit to the state for looking at alternative solutions to create income and generate new jobs for the community.”