Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP has visited Bayside Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) in Lota to see the benefits of a previous election commitment representing $558,000 in funding for upgrades of their facilities and equipment which currently service the local community.
With a growing membership base, the clubs’ facilities were in urgent need of repair and this funding has enabled the upgrade of its gym kitchen, electrical, front entrance, fans and roofing to deliver the best possible experience.
Being taken on a tour of the clubs’ new facilities, Mr Vasta said it was fantastic to see how the club has utilised the funding to completely transform the space so it can continue to meet the needs of the community for years to come.
“Bayside PCYC has been helping both young people and seniors in the Bayside area for 49 years. They make an invaluable difference to our community and it has been a privilege to work with them from the very start of their vision for these upgrades,” said Mr Vasta.
“The upgrades will not only benefit Bayside PCYC’s membership base but cater to external community groups as well as the many locals and their families who use the space by ensuring they have access to quality equipment and resources.”
PCYC Queensland Chief Financial Officer Phillip Jessup said, “The facility itself looks fantastic, but it’s also about the extra members that we get coming through now, including over 300 children taking part in gymnastics.”
“The funding has made a huge difference,” said Mr Jessup.