The NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell today announced that Warringah Council would receive State Government funding to assist the realization of the Peninsula’s first PCYC to be built at Dee Why.
“Warringah Council’s plan for a PCYC for the youth of the Northern Beaches is a gold medal proposal”, said Premier Barry O’Farrell at Dee Why today.
”I am delighted to be here in Dee Why to personally see the site of the “soon to be” PCYC and to tell Mayor Michael Regan that the Council has been successful in its application for a grant of $250,000.00 from the NSW Government.
“The Council’s application showed Warringah Council has a clear, achievable plan to deliver a PCYC that will serve the whole Peninsula and it deserves to be supported,” said the Premier.
The Premier joined Mayor Michael Regan, Brad Hazzard, Member for Wakehurst and police Local Area Commander Doreen Cruikshank at Dee Why to make the announcement.
“After all the years of so many community members trying to get a PCYC on the Beaches- it is hard to believe it is finally going to happen” said Brad Hazzard the Member for Wakehurst.
“This is a win for young people in the region and a win for common sense.
“Situated smack in the middle of heavily populated multicultural Dee Why, on the bus route, it is a magic spot that will serve Pittwater, Warringah and Manly LGA’s,” said Brad Hazzard.
Mayor Regan welcomed the news saying,” Warringah Council will be investing substantial funds into this major project which has benefits for all our community.
“Successful PCYC’s provide a focus for young people that ensures the best outcome for youth at risk and in so doing, reduces anti-social activities.”
“This state of the art facility will also include up to 400 commuter car-parking spaces which is another massive win for locals.
“The State Government financial support helps considerably and Warringah Council appreciates the personal strong support of the Premier for Northern Beaches youth ”, said Mayor Michael Regan.
The Premier, police Local Area Commander Doreen Cruikshank, Mayor Michael Regan & Brad Hazzard, Member for Wakehurst