Fire safety woes for PCYC

WORK to solve fire safety issues at the Hervey Bay PCYC is not yet complete with two fire hydrants currently being moved.

PCYC branch manager Sergeant Pat Fleming said it appeared to be the last stage of works to bring the building to full compliance.

He estimated that it would be another couple of weeks before the centre could reopen.

Sergeant Fleming said the PCYC state body had given them a loan to tide them over and cover the next fortnight’s pay for coaching, cleaning and office staff.

He said he intended to do all he could to retain the workers and was working on a full impact report of the club’s position.

The PCYC closed on August 9 due to major fire compliancy issues and concerns over the legality and public liability of keeping the iconic centre open.

Last week, the Fraser Coast Regional Council said the work had been done.

But it said yesterday two fire safety items that came to light last week had to be addressed. That was being treated as a matter of urgency. Once the items were handled, council would ask Queensland Fire and Rescue Service to make a final inspection on the building.



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