Beaudesert PCYC gets the nod from Police Minister Mark Ryan

PCYC: Police Minister Mark Ryan with John Powell at Beaudesert police station. Photo: Larraine Sathicq
PCYC: Police Minister Mark Ryan with John Powell at Beaudesert police station. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

DURING a visit to inspect the Anna Street police station building site yesterday, Queensland Police Minister Mark Ryan had a meeting with members of the Beaudesert Chamber of Commerce PCYC steering committee.

After the meeting Mr Ryan said he would provide police staff once the facility is built and ready to operate.

"If they get it built and PCYC is on board, we will provide a police officer," he said.

"I did not need much convincing, but this group could convince even the harshest opponent."

Meeting with the minister were Chamber of Commerce president David Kassulke and steering committee members John Powell, Bel Brown and Lesley Turton.

They joined Beaudesert's senior police officer Ken Murray, south-east Queensland assistant police commissioner Brian Wilkins and Logan policing district's Inspector Tracy Dale.

Mr Powell said the PCYC was represented by regional development managers Kerri-Anne Horig and Amanda Venter..

"The meeting was very positive," he said.

"The minister said from what he could see a PCYC would definitely benefit the town."

Assistant Commissioner Brian Wilkins, David Kassulke, Bel Brown, Minister Ryan, John Powell, Lesley Turton and Senior Sergeant Ken Murray.

Assistant Commissioner Brian Wilkins, David Kassulke, Bel Brown, Minister Ryan, John Powell, Lesley Turton and Senior Sergeant Ken Murray.

Mr Powell said the minister commented on the great work the committee had already done in connecting with other sectors of community and emergency services.

"He said we could call on his support for police staffing when we raise the money to get the facility built and said his office would connect us to the right government departments for grant opportunities," he said.

Mr Powell said after the meeting the steering committee took the PCYC representatives to see the proposed Youth and Community Centre building on Anna Street.