Funds dwindle as club stays shut

HERVEY Bay PCYC is down to less than $2000 in the bank as it slides into its eighth week of closure.

Branch manager Sergeant Pat Fleming said he was considering whether to take out a loan or shed staff but he didn't want to lose the coaching, cleaning and administrative workers.

He said it was a little disheartening to see the club's $50,000 in savings whittled away but he was hoping the PCYC would reopen in two weeks.

Sgt Fleming believed the council was waiting on a new cabinet for the fire booster at the front of the PCYC which had to be concreted, and once that was completed, Wormald could run tests and then the fire service and council building certifiers could do a final inspection.

He said that even once the club reopened, because sports were winding down for the Christmas break, it would not return to its normal income until February next year.

The PCYC was closed in August to allow the work needed for the sport and recreation centre to meet fire safety standards.

Fraser Coast Regional Council said the project was progressing well but could not say when the work would be completed.



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