Last week staff of Council and members of the combined Wingecarribee and Wollondilly Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) Working Group met with the Chief Executive Officer of PCYC NSW Chris Gardiner, to assess the viability of extending the existing Mittagong Recreation Centre to suit the requirements for a PCYC facility.
Attendees at the meeting included community representatives Simon Taufel and Leah Rossteuscher and PCYC Architect Stephen Johansson on behalf of the Facility Design Group.
The meeting marks the final stage in the assessment process for a dedicated PCYC in the region with Council hopeful of an outcome as early as December.
“Whilst we await final assessment and approval, PCYC has set aside $250,000 in funding monies for this joint regional project,” said Mr Taufel of the PCYC Working Group. “This commitment shows that both PCYC and the joint Working Group are committed to establishing a dedicated PCYC here in our region.”
In late October, the combined Wingecarribee and Wollondilly PCYC Working Group, made up of community members, Bowral Police representatives, Councillors and staff from both Councils, held a meeting between the current users of the Mittagong Recreation Centre and Mr Gardiner to discuss the project.
At this meeting, hirers of the facility were given the opportunity to ask questions relating to the project and to voice any concerns.
“The meeting was very positive with all issues being addressed,” Mr Taufel said.
“As a result, a commitment has been made to ensure the current users of the centre are considered in any future negotiations with PCYC NSW.”
For more information on PCYC NSW contact the PCYC State Office on phone (02) 9625 9111.