LNP paves the way for landmark PCYC hub 

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The LNP will deliver the Northern Gold Coast a $6.5 million Police Citizens Youth Club if it wins the next state election.

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said the funding for the landmark project at Pimpama would create jobs, provide valuable services to the community and increase programs aimed at reducing and preventing crime.

“PCYCs provide an amazing service and they become part of the fabric of the community,” Ms Frecklington said.

“Unfortunately, the Northern Gold Coast has missed out on the benefits of a local PCYC for too long.

“A PCYC is a practical step to also reduce and prevent youth crime, which has spiralled out of control on the Gold Coast under Labor.

“If the LNP win the next state election, we will deliver a landmark development to open up the incredible service in the region.

“The LNP is committed to supporting projects that support the community.

“Bringing in an organisation to work with police and the community to empower young people to reach their potential will be a great outcome for this region.

“The project will not only create jobs during construction, but the completed facility will also support more local jobs.

“A PCYC will help get young people engaged in the community, develop their skills, and reduce and prevent crime.”

Coomera MP Michael Crandon said he was proud of the LNP’s $6.5 million commitment for a PCYC, which had overwhelmingly support from the community.

“PCYC Queensland is backing the project, local police support it, and the community is right behind it – the only thing blocking it is the Palaszczuk Labor Government,” Mr Crandon said.

“The only way for this region to have a PCYC is to change the government.

“This project will help foster a safer, more cohesive community and play an important role in developing local young people through PCYCs sports and leadership programs.

“This is a big step toward what will be a major hub for young people and families here on the Northern Gold Coast.”