Doomadgee’s upgraded PCYC open for business
State Member for Mount Isa Betty Kiernan MP last week helped to open the new-look Doomadgee PCYC which has had a $2 million redevelopment.
The Doomadgee PCYC provides the community and surrounding areas with first-class sport and recreation facilities.
“This much-needed upgrade is a project close to my heart, and one that I’ve been campaigning long and hard for,” Mrs Kiernan said.
“It’s great to see the project come to life, providing an outlet for the sports-loving community, especially the kids.”
“The Bligh Government was pleased to contribute more than $500,000 towards the expansion of sporting facilities,” Mrs Kiernan said.
“The upgrades include an improved sports oval, meeting rooms and amenities.”
“In addition, the centre features a children’s playground catering to youngsters of all abilities.
Sport Minister Phil Reeves said the Bligh Government has provided another $650,000 over three years for the operation of community programs at the Doomadgee PCYC.
“The redevelopment and management of this precinct is testament to what is possible when all levels of government and the community come together with a common goal to promote healthier, more active local lifestyles.
“With the extra funding, the PCYC will continue to run programs such as vacation care and after-school activities, and appoint an extra Police Liaison Officer.
Federal Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin, said the Australian Government had contributed $1.7 million towards the redevelopment
“Getting involved in sport and participating in community activities will now be much easier for hundreds of children and young people in and around Doomadgee,” Ms Macklin said.
“I’m pleased that the new PCYC will give all community members a place to meet and participate in sporting, recreational and cultural activities.”
Federal Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, said the PCYC, in partnership with local community service providers and volunteers, will support initiatives that improve well-being and will assist young people in Doomadgee to avoid contact with the criminal justice system, including incarceration.
To find out more about the Queensland Government’s sport and recreation funding visit www.communities.qld.gov.au/sportrec.