Major renovations are underway and bringing a remarkable transformation to the Bathurst PCYC.
They are being carried out thanks to the Member for Bathurst Paul Toole who secured a $171,977 grant for the club from the NSW Government’s Stronger Country Communities Fund.
The work has been ongoing during the COVID lockdown and has created a whole new look to the main front entrance of the premises in Morrissett Street.
“I have nothing but admiration for the job the staff at the Bathurst PCYC play in the local community,” he said.
“The club has opened up the front foyer area of the building so it can handle more customers and at the same time offer faster and better service.
“There is also a brand new fit-out of the ladies bathroom and its shower area.”
Bathurst PCYC manager Dave Hitchick said there will also be scope with the funding to install extra safety equipment for the beam area.
He also noted the ongoing support from the NSW Government had enabled the gymnastics area to be expanded with the installation of about 500 square metres of sprung floor.
Mr Toole said the Bathurst PCYC does a great job with the youth of the region and is well-known for the role it plays in the local community.
“Once the upgrade is completed, the Bathurst PCYC plans to deliver more than 1000 hours of classes to disadvantaged young people within the local area to ensure that no-one is excluded due to financial limitations,” he said.