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Work begins on new YMCA Broken Hill Integrated Wellness Centre

Work begins on new YMCA Broken Hill Integrated Wellness Centre
May 9, 2018

A sod-turning ceremony at the end of last week marked the official beginning of construction on the new $5 million YMCA Broken Hill Integrated Wellness Centre.

Aiming to deliver significant health and wellbeing benefits to the Broken Hill community, the development follows YMCA NSW receiving $3.9 million from the NSW Government’s Resources for Regions program to modernise its existing facility in the town to create a new community health and wellness hub.

When complete it will offer a wide variety of services including a dedicated youth hub, café and crèche, several wellness studios, multi-purpose spaces and targeted programs supporting Indigenous people, people with a disability and those with chronic illnesses such as diabetes.

Friday’s ground breaking was attended by NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro, Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries, YMCA NSW acting Chief Executive Craig Fisher, YMCA Board member Christina Harlamb, local staff, volunteers and community representatives.

Speaking during the ceremony, Deputy Premier Barilaro advised “this will be an incredible redevelopment for the YMCA which is at the centre of so much community activity in Broken Hill.

“Regional cities like Broken Hill are vibrant places to live and work and deserve to have facilities that promote healthy, active and fulfilling lifestyles.

“The transformation of the YMCA will pack in all the activities that people living in regional NSW want to do but often don’t have access to like gymnastics, allied health services and even virtual fitness classes.”

Advising that the multi-purpose facility and will be accessible to everyone in the community,

Craig Fisher added “the YMCA has been an integral part of the Broken Hill community for over 100 years, and the transformation of the Y into the Integrated Wellness Centre will ensure that we can continue to make a significant positive impact on the local community well into the future.”

Last month, the contract to build the centre was awarded to Hutchinson Builders, a Toowoomba based group that has delivered several successful projects in the city.

Hutchinson Builders have committed to using local sub-contractors and creating employment opportunities for Indigenous people.

One third of the current site will be demolished and rebuilt and restoration work to the former German Club on Chloride Street will be undertaken. An internal dividing wall will be erected in the indoor stadium to allow for a fully air-conditioned gymnastics centre while the remaining area evolves into an air conditioned studio and open format space.

Construction is expected to be finished by the end of the year.

For more information go to www.ymcansw.org.au/centres/broken-hill-ymca/

Image: Turning the first sod at the YMCA Broken Hill Integrated Wellness Centre.

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