Plans for a Beaudesert youth centre in the works ahead of PCYC build

FULL STEAM AHEAD: Senior Sergeant Ken Murray and PCYC advocate John Powell. Photo: Larraine Sathicq
FULL STEAM AHEAD: Senior Sergeant Ken Murray and PCYC advocate John Powell. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

PLANS for a Police Citizens Youth Club have made some progress, with the PCYC investigation into the matter well underway.

Beaudesert Chamber of Commerce steering group committee spokesman John Powell said the PCYC had asked the group to conduct a community survey to help determine which kinds of programs would best suit the town.

"This is a vital next step toward getting a PCYC for Beaudesert," he said.

"It will provide information about what people think is needed for youth in the Beaudesert area and asking where people think we are in relation to crime in the community."

Mr Powell said the steering group was committed to setting up an interim youth and community centre to deliver PCYC programs while a facility is being designed and built.

"We had a number of meetings last week with Queensland Police Inspector Tracy Dale, PCYC operations general manager Kel Clarke, Senior Sergeant Ken Murray and Scenic Rim council," he said.

Beaudesert's senior police officer Sergeant Murray said the meetings had been positive.

"A youth centre in the short term can provide a place for youth to find positive direction in a safe place, to build a stronger future," he said.

The PCYC steering group survey will be available online and at the council-run Family Fun Day event in Jubilee Park on June 6 in celebration of Queensland Day.