$8.5m community centre earmarked for regional Victoria
Residential property dwellers in regional Victoria will benefit from improved community services ...
Residential property dwellers in regional Victoria will benefit from improved community services with the investment of a multimillion dollar development in Wimmera.
Announcing the new $8.5 million Wimmera Community Service Centre this week (August 8), deputy premier and minister for regional and rural development Peter Ryan said the project would deliver a welcome financial boost to local communities, as well as improving services across the region.
"Considering years of drought, unemployment and other issues in this region, it is wonderful to see an optimistic project that will generate significant ongoing service efficiencies," Mr Ryan explained.
"We believe in providing opportunities through investment with strategic infrastructure, and the Wimmera Uniting Care Community Service Centre project is a perfect example of such a commitment."
Mr Ryan said the project, which will inject $15.9 million into the regional economy, would bolster employment opportunities in the area, with development expected to create 38 construction jobs and an addition 67 ongoing positions.
Funded through the federal and state governments, the new centre will provide a range of services to locals including, childcare, family, housing and disability support, as well as counselling and mental-health services.