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YMCA countdown

Friday, 15th September, 2017

The YMCA’s Abbi Clifton changing over the countdown board in preparation for the Y’s big multi-million dollar move. The YMCA’s Abbi Clifton changing over the countdown board in preparation for the Y’s big multi-million dollar move.

In 14 days the YMCA in Chloride Street will close its doors to the public and move into two interim buildings to make way for a $4.59 million redevelopment, funded largely through the NSW Government’s Restart NSW Resources for Regions program.

The closure of the YMCA marks more than 110 years of service to the community. Despite shutting in 2006 for six months, the YMCA has grown into a thriving community facility.

YMCA Area Manager, Shane Simmons, said the organisation was on track to transition into the temporary facilities on September 29.

“We’re delighted with the progress made so far, particularly at our Oxide Street building which will house most of our existing programs and services,” Mr Simmons said. 

“We’re also excited to announce that preparations at the BIU Band Hall in Beryl Street are also progressing well.”

The other building, at 8-10 Oxide Street, will provide all of the fitness programs the YMCA offers now including personal training, group fitness and spin as well as a creche. Zumba programs and a creche service will run out of the BIU Band Hall.

“We’ve finished the internal walls at Oxide Street, and we’re now starting to fit out the furniture and equipment,” Mr Simmons said. “The community can check out some of the progress by following us on social media or by visiting our Chloride Street centre to see our information board.”

For more information, call the YMCA on 8088 1999 or visit them at the Chloride Street centre until 8pm on September 29.

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