A Griffith community hub could soon get a completely new look thanks to state government funding.
The NSW Government has set aside $3 million over a four year period to upgrade the Griffith Police and Community Youth Club (PCYC) facility. The announcement comes as part of the 2018-19 state budget.
The new space will serve a variety of activities, including basketball, archery, indoor cricket and netball, among others.
Money has also been set aside for a dedicated gymnastics hall, due to what PCYC says is increasing local demand.
Member for Murray Austin Evans made the announcement on Friday afternoon. He said while specific details are yet to be released, the funding provides the group with a range of options.
“Once the works are complete, the Griffith PCYC will have a brand new multi-functional activity space enabling a variety of activities to be played, as well as a dedicated space for local gymnastics enthusiasts to train,” he said.
“PCYC does exceptional work engaging our young people, guiding them to make positive life decisions and avoid entering into the juvenile justice system.”
Acting Griffith PCYC Club Manager Ash Egbers said the funding opened up a whole new realm of possibilities for the club.
“I was ecstatic. It’s a great initiative. $3 million is a huge deal. The opportunities we’ll be able to bring through to the club because of that are great,” she said.
The club has been a part of the Griffith landscape for more than four decades and in recent years has seen good success, with the addition of more sports and services.
It was the recipient of a $30,000 state government grant last year, allowing the service to expand and relocate its after-school care service.
The Griffith grant comes as almost $40 million in state government spending in clubs across the state.