Penny Gomersall, a member of Hervey Bay PCYC’s administration staff, is hoping the centre can soon re-open for business.
Penny Gomersall, a member of Hervey Bay PCYC’s administration staff, is hoping the centre can soon re-open for business.

PCYC re-opening only days away

AFTER months of uncertainty the Hervey Bay PCYC is within days of re-opening.

A final fire inspection will be held at the centre in three days' time and, fingers crossed, it will open within a week.

PCYC manager Sergeant Patrick Fleming said his staff were ready to go as soon as they got the green light.

“We are looking forward to hosting non-sporting related events again and fundraisers,” he said.

“I am particularly pleased that the Christmas school holidays programs are now back on track.

“It has all been unfortunate but we understand it needed to be done.

“The difficult part is over.”

Fraser Coast deputy mayor Julie Arthur said throughout the long wait council staff had been working hard towards getting the centre re-opened.

“We've had a commitment from staff at all levels to get it right,” she said.

She also had plenty of praise for the businesses that had prioritised the PCYC in front of other projects.

A Fraser Coast Chronicle article alerted the council to the fact that the PCYC building had never received official fire safety registration.

The building had been non-compliant for 12 years and had only received an interim fire safety certificate for just three months.

Ms Arthur said that all involved would be watching over the inspection.



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