Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King joined Ballarat Community Health CEO, Robyn Reeves and Project Manager, Jim Rodgers to inspect progress of the new primary care facility at Lucas.
“Construction is well underway with the foundations laid, steel framing up, the installation of a lift shaft and the commencement of a second storey,” Ms King said.
“Once complete, this new purpose-built centre will offer clinical services, health promotion, alcohol and other drug support, mental health, counselling and youth services.
“I’d like to congratulate Nicholson Construction for building this centre with local labour and also to acknowledge the particular expertise and skill of our local construction workers in delivering this fantastic facility.”
Ms King said residents in Ballarat’s new suburb of Lucas and surrounds will soon be able to access primary health services closer to home.
“Ballarat Community Health offers a wide variety of services that aim to boost and promote community health. This centre will provide important health services where and when they are needed and all under one roof,” Ms King said.
$11.6 million for the project was provided by the former Federal Labor Government from the Health and Hospital Fund Regional Priority Round.
“Labor has left a proud record in Government of improving access to essential health services for people in regional and rural Australia – reducing the gap in service availability and patient outcomes between the cities and the regions.”