The new $14 million PCYC facility in Slacks Creek is taking shape. With most of the external building complete, work has started on the internal fit-out and landscaping.
City Lifestyle Chair, Councillor Laurie Koranski said the PCYC was a welcome addition to multi-purpose indoor sports facilities provided by Logan City Council.
“There are many benefits from participating in physical activity, including improved well-being and staying connected with the community,” Cr Koranski said.
“The programs that will be run from this new facility will help residents and visitors of all ages to be active and healthy.”
Divisional Councillor Mindy Russell said works had progressed well and that once complete, the complex would be a vital asset for the City of Logan community.
“The building we have designed in conjunction with PCYC Queensland and the State Government responds to the needs of the community and delivers a modern fitness and recreation centre,” Cr Russell said.
The 4700 square metre building features a rhythmic and artistic gymnastics hall, gym and boxing facilities, multi-purpose rooms for youth programs and activities and an administration area.
Member for Waterford Shannon Fentiman said the project, jointly funded by the Queensland Government and Logan City Council, is supporting more than 46 full-time jobs.
“This is great news for our Logan community, especially our families and local sporting groups,” Ms Fentiman said.
“It’s fantastic to see the work is well underway and supporting local jobs during construction.
“The new home for the Logan PCYC will ensure we can provide the best community facilities for our growing city.”
PCYC Queensland Chief Executive Officer Phil Schultz said it was rewarding to see their new Logan headquarters near completion.
“We enter a new era in 2021 with an exciting new home for the PCYC Logan where we can build on the opportunities for young people in Logan,” Mr Schultz said.
“PCYC Queensland is all about supporting young people and the community with innovative activities, programs, outside school hours care and more.
“Support from the Queensland Government and Logan City Council for this new facility allows PCYC Queensland to continue delivering our vision of building safer, healthier communities through youth development.”
The new PCYC is expected to be complete in early June, subject to weather.