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YMCA wants your ideas

Wednesday, 27th March, 2013

Kerry McDonald, local YMCA centre manager, hopes they can receive funding for extensions on the building. Kerry McDonald, local YMCA centre manager, hopes they can receive funding for extensions on the building.

By Emily Roberts

The YMCA wants input from the community about how its facilities and programs can better serve Broken Hill.

The YMCA hopes to secure a $500,000 grant to update and develop its Chloride Street centre.

Kerry McDonald, local centre manager, is asking the community to share their ideas with the YMCA.

"We are putting up a display with the plans of the centre," Ms McDonald said.

"We are inviting the public to come and have a look at it and fill out survey forms."

"If we receive the grant, we are hoping to make huge improvements; such as developing a children's area and an area for mums to come after they exercise," she said.

"We want the centre to be a social family hub."

Ms McDonald said they are also looking to move the entrance to the original heritage entrance.

"We are hoping to have more disabled access and run more indigenous programs," she said.

"We want it to be a big hub for the community.

"When I toured the United States last year, I found that all the YMCAs had a big focus on family engagement."

For more information, contact Kerry McDonald on kerry. mcdonald@ymca.org.au.

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