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  • Writer's pictureThe Hon. Paul Toole MP


The Lithgow PCYC is a cool place to hang out.

And with warmer weather known to frequent the region, the timing of a funding announcement by the Member for Bathurst Paul Toole couldn’t have been better.

Mr Toole met with local PCYC manager Larissa Martin to deliver the good news the club would receive a NSW Government Community Building Partnership grant of $5490.

“The funds will go towards the purchase of two 10.5kw inverter reverse cycle split air conditioning systems,” he said.

“Lithgow PCYC does a great job in the local community and offers a range of activities for young people as well as having a great outdoor play area.”

It was only in June 2020 that Mr Toole announced funding of $143,180 for the Lithgow PCYC would be developed into a centralised youth hub, offering a wide range of activities for young people in the district.

Mr Toole said the youth hub will be a safe, modern and supervised space where young people can “hang out”, do their homework, have access to technology/games and participate in PCYC activities.

“The hub will also be used by NSW Police Youth Case Managers for their crime prevention programs,” he said.

“The canteen space within the hub will be revamped so it can also be used to deliver Job Ready Courses so as to provide employment opportunities for the young people using it.”


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