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Works are beginning this week to repair the Bowen PCYC and the Whitsunday PCYC in Jubilee Pocket, after Cyclone Debbie caused extensive damage earlier this year.
Whitsunday Regional Council recently resolved the insurance claims for both buildings, with damage to the roofs and interiors requiring a major rebuild.
Both PCYC buildings are expected to take approximately 6 months to repair, weather permitting.
Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Andrew Willcox said he hoped the buildings would be ready to reopen early in the new year.
“Council understands this has been a long and difficult process for everyone in the Whitsundays, and we have been working hard to get our claims resolved quickly,” he said.
“The PCYCs are considered by Council as vital community infrastructure, so we have been pushing to get contractors on site as soon as possible.”
Council has been liaising with PCYC staff throughout the process, who will keep the relevant sporting and community groups updated as the works progress.
The Whitsunday PCYC skatepark will also be out of action while the works are underway, with damage to the roof meaning the skatepark will not be accessible over the coming months.
Council will continue to keep the community updated, and will advise as facilities begin to reopen to the public.
View the latest updates on Council’s Disaster Recovery projects here - http://www.whitsunday.qld.gov.au/569/Disaster-Recovery-Projects
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