Fire safety inspection for PCYC

WORK to rectify fire safety issues at Pialba’s PCYC building is finished and the Fraser Coast Regional Council says it hopes the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service will inspect the building this week as part of the process to issue a certificate of compliance.

However, QFRS north coast region acting inspector Michael Corser said he had not yet received the request from the council to inspect the PCYC and could not give any guarantees that it would happen this week.

“We will try and do the inspection if we can but we’re fairly well booked solid this week so the sooner the council get in touch with us the better,” he said.

PCYC Hervey Bay branch manager Sergeant Patrick Fleming said it sounded like a difficult time was coming to an end and once the final approval had been given, the doors of the PCYC would open again within a day or two.

“We’re very grateful for the way they’ve handled such a difficult situation,” he said, referring to the council.

“We’re all positive and highly inspired to get it over now.

“Also what we’re grateful for is that the whole process was completed so we can return to major functions and events without any impact on anyone.”

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.

Sgt Fleming said last week the PCYC was down to less than $2000 in the bank and it had been disheartening to see the club’s savings whittled away.

The council said the PCYC extension remained on track and advertisements calling for contractors to tender for the third court extension were released on Saturday.

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