IWC'S NEW DEVELOPMENT: An open day will be taking place on Monday February 17 for those in Gayndah take a sneak peak inside the old YMCA before construction begins. Picture: Simon Young.
IWC'S NEW DEVELOPMENT: An open day will be taking place on Monday February 17 for those in Gayndah take a sneak peak inside the old YMCA before construction begins. Picture: Simon Young.

SNEAK PEAK: Take a look inside IWC’s proposed project

THE community is being invited to come together to mark the start of an exciting new venture - the creation of the new IWC North Burnett Health & Wellbeing Community Centre.

On Monday February 17, from 10am until noon, IWC is showcasing the plans for the $2.43m project at the site which it will take shape - 24 Fielding St, Gayndah, formerly home to the YMCA.

People are invited to go along and walk the grounds of the site before it is closed for construction work.

 

Inside the old Gayndah YMCA. Picture: Simon Young.
Inside the old Gayndah YMCA. Picture: Simon Young.

 

"This is an exciting project that is rising like a phoenix from the ashes to build community services for all people in the region, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, and generate local jobs," said IWC General Manager Wayne Mulvany.

A key component of the project will be the upgrading of the sports stadium, with additional gym capacity plus changing room and toilet amenities.

 

Gayndah’s YMCA from the outside. Picture: Simon Young.
Gayndah’s YMCA from the outside. Picture: Simon Young.

 

The stadium closed in 2016, when YMCA operations ceased at the Gayndah site.

"This $2.43m project includes upgrading the stadium and reopening it for public use, and bringing in a purpose-built gymnasium area with male, female and disability-friendly change rooms," said Mr Mulvany.

 

Inside IWC’s new development. Picture: Simon Young.
Inside IWC’s new development. Picture: Simon Young.

 

Within the scope of the project, a brand-new facility will also be built including community meeting areas, clinical rooms, treatment rooms, reception areas and interview rooms.

There will be landscaping of the site.

The project has now received North Burnett Regional Council Development Approval, and the early part of the project will get under way within the next few months with the aim of completing it in 2021.

IWC is Aboriginal community-controlled, non-government and a Registered Charity, offering services to all people, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, without barriers or discrimination.


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