State Government, Silverstone to Revamp PCYC Fortitude Valley Facility

Queensland Government has entered into an agreement with Silverstone Developments Pty Ltd. to redevelop the Fortitude Valley facility of Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) Queensland.

According to Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick, two parties have agreed to develop a new facility on a portion of the existing site at 458 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley.

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“Recognising an opportunity to renew the ageing infrastructure, Government in consultation with PCYC Queensland ran a competitive bid process, seeking private sector participants to deliver the new PCYC Fortitude Valley facility,” Mr Dick said.

Mr Dick added that the development will create around 162 jobs during construction and will be fully funded by Silverstone Developments.

This new standalone building would allow the organisation to expand their service offerings to the broader Fortitude Valley community. PCYC Queensland Chief Executive Officer Phil Schultz said it will also ensure their facility in Fortitude Valley will continue to be an iconic part of the local landscape.

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“It is a very exciting announcement not only for PCYC Queensland but for our members and the local community we serve as a trusted and respected charity,” Mr Schultz said.

Meanwhile, Member for McConnel Grace Grace recognized the facility’s contribution to the whole community, adding that the support of many stakeholders including PCYC Queensland has been integral in reaching this important milestone.

Construction on the new PCYC Fortitude Valley facility is expected to begin late 2019. For more details about this new facility, visit the Queensland Government’s website