New Fortitude Valley PCYC to create jobs in inner city

The proposed redevelopment of the Police-Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC) Queensland’s Fortitude Valley facility has taken a step forward following the State entering into an agreement with Silverstone Developments Pty Ltd.

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

“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.

“Government will now work with Silverstone to develop the new facility and ensure a great outcome for PCYC Queensland and the Fortitude Valley community.

“The development will create around 162 jobs during construction and will be fully funded by Silverstone Developments.

Member for McConnel Grace Grace said the new facility will be a fantastic facility for the whole community.

“PCYC Fortitude Valley has been operating since 1965 and plays an important role in fostering the development of local young people through a range of services and programs, including sport, youth development and leadership, and crime-prevention,” Ms Grace said.

“Along with creating 20 new jobs the development of a new standalone building will provide significant benefits in the form of new community facilities that will enrich the range of services offered by PCYC Fortitude Valley.

“The support of many stakeholders including PCYC Queensland has been integral in reaching this important milestone.”

PCYC Queensland Chief Executive Officer Phil Schultz said the new facility would allow the organisation to expand their service offerings to the broader Fortitude Valley community.

“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.

“These purpose-built facilities will also ensure PCYC Fortitude Valley will continue to be an iconic part of the local landscape.”

Construction on the new PCYC Fortitude Valley facility is expected to begin late 2019.

Silverstone Developments Managing Director Troy Daffy said the company, which is based in Fortitude Valley, was pleased to be engaged in such an important local project.

“Silverstone Developments has a successful track record of delivering high-quality, landmark developments, including heritage-building refurbishments in Fortitude Valley and the neighbouring inner-city suburbs of Spring Hill and Teneriffe.

“We’re looking forward to continuing our involvement in the local area by delivering an exciting new space for the iconic PCYC Fortitude Valley.”

Silverstone Developments has plans for a commercial development on the remainder of the PCYC Queensland site.

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