Premier Hon Mark McGowan unveils redeveloped Broome PCYC Centre
On Saturday 28th August 2021, the Premier Hon Mark McGowan MLA officially unveiled Stage 1 of the Broome PCYC redevelopment, in the presence of the Minister of Police, Hon Paul Papalia MLA, other dignitaries and local stakeholders.
Thanks to $1.3m State Government funding, the redevelopment of Broome PCYC will enable more programs and activities for the local community in a modern, fit for purpose environment.
Premier, Mark McGowan stated, “PCYC does a terrific job right across the state giving our young people a supportive environment where they can have fun and interact socially in a positive way. That’s why my Government is investing in early intervention programs, like PCYC, particularly in regional communities, where boredom and disengagement can sometimes lead young people down the wrong path.”
PCYC Chairperson, Geoff Stooke, noted “We are extremely grateful for the on-going support of the McGowan State Government and the WA Police Force. Broome PCYC has been central to the community since 1978 and this vital redevelopment will mean we can continue to positively impact the lives of children and young people in Broome for many years to come.”
The funding has enabled major renovation, improving the environment for the hundreds of children and young people that attend PCYC every week. The renovations included significant work to the stadium, a new boxing and fitness facility, resurfaced basketball courts, a new ventilation system, upgraded bathrooms, changing room areas and many more improvements.
Broome PCYC is a much needed and well-loved part of the community and is well known for its safeSPACE™ program. SafeSPACE™ is PCYC’s core diversionary program, a home away from home where young people can relax, make friends, and participate in a range of activities such as basketball, cooking, help with homework and excursions. Many other activities run too including fitness sessions, KinderGym and the popular skate rats.