PCYC set to face final test
HERVEY Bay’s iconic PCYC is poised to pass its final test to reopen at the end of the holidays.
Mike Corser, Queensland Fire and Rescue’s acting manager community safety, plans to go to the PCYC on Thursday after council’s certifier contacted him yesterday to arrange a final inspection.
The 12-year-old centre has been going through an extreme makeover and repair job since it closed its doors on August 9.
Manager Sergeant Patrick Fleming feared public liability issues after he learned the council had failed to have the building signed off by Fire and Rescue 12 years earlier.
Wormald tradespeople have been volunteering their time and some of the parts to bring the sport and recreation centre up to standard.
And PCYC staff members have been putting in long hours to bolster gym equipment, rework floors and carry out some of the repairs needed.
There was a temporary glitch on Thursday when someone at the centre phoned Fire and Rescue to ask if a hydrant booster that had been relocated in the past without the necessary paper work on file needed urgent last-minute attention.
But Mr Corser said because the booster was on a construction site it wasn’t an issue.
He would be inspecting the premises closely next week.
“Work on rectifying outstanding issues at the Hervey Bay PCYC is progressing well,” council’s director of community and development, Peter Smith, said.
“Many of the issues have been rectified and the remaining matters should be completed within two weeks.”
Sergeant Fleming will settle on a reopening date after Mr Corser inspects the centre and hopefully signs off on it.