YMCA NSW has appointed regional Project Management Firm, Central West Project Management to lead the $4.58 million redevelopment of the Broken Hill YMCA.
Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries MP, said that he was proud the NSW Government had been able to invest in this important project, which will improve the health and wellbeing of the local community.
“A boost of $3.9 million in funding through the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Resources for Regions program has ensured Broken Hill will have a state of the art Integrated Wellness Facility, improving long term health outcomes for all our residents,” Mr Humphries said.
“The creation of this facility will also provide a significant boost to the local economy, particularly the local service and tourism sectors, in addition to creating more local jobs.”
The project will see the existing fitness centre in Chloride Street transformed into a wellness centre that will offer holistic services including mental health support, culturally appropriate fitness programs, mine-worker wellbeing programs and inclusive programs for people with disabilities.
“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Central West Project Management to lead the management of the design and construction of this fantastic redevelopment project, which will transform the Broken Hill YMCA and provide much needed health and wellness support to the Broken Hill community,” YMCA NSW CEO, Leisa Hart said.
“In appointing Central West Project Management, we are pleased also to be able to support regional businesses and jobs, which reflects our commitment to the many rural and regional communities across NSW that we are a part of.”
Managing Director of Central West Project Management, Chris Milne, said his company understands the impact a large build has on a regional community and is excited about this amazing project.
“We are looking forward to being involved in this exciting project for the YMCA and the people of Broken Hill. It allows us to build a closer working relationship with Broken Hill and this region of NSW. We will also actively engage with local and other regional organisations in the delivery of the project.”
YMCA Broken Hill currently provides services to over 2,500 local residents, runs swimming lessons for over 500 children and employs almost 60 staff and volunteers. The proposed new Integrated Wellness Centre will also create at least 15 new jobs.
Development of the site is expected to begin in October.
YMCA NSW has been involved with the Broken Hill community for 100 years, and more than half of the not for profit’s 100 locations are in rural and regional areas. For more information on YMCA NSW locations and programs, visit www.ymcansw.org.au
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About the YMCA
YMCA NSW is a community not-for-profit organisation committed to connecting people to their communities to live healthier and happier lives. We deliver services in more than 100 locations across NSW including camps, before and after school care, community recreation and sporting facilities, swimming pools and youth services. We also raise funds to deliver much needed community programs. With a commitment to delivering healthy living programs, empowering young people and making a positive social impact, we strive to ensure that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive. With the Y, everyone can be healthier, happier and connected to their community.
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