On March 16 Federal Member for Flynn, Ken O’Dowd announced more than $3,000,000 towards the proposed Integrated Health Services Precinct for Gladstone, taking the potential of this project from a concept to a reality.
Minister John McVeigh visited Gladstone for the announcement joined by Councillors Peter Masters, Desley O’Grady and Kahn Goodluck. Gladstone Regional Council put in the successful application for funding, which will now come to fruition.
Salvation Army Gladstone were on hand for the announcement as they will be one of the key occupants of this unique precinct where multiple community service agencies will be accessible within the same destination.
Ken O’Dowd said ‘Congratulations Gladstone Regional Council and I look forward to seeing the precinct start to take shape with significant assistance from our Australian Federal Government’.
Gladstone Mayor Matt Burnett said the injection of funds into the project was a vote of confidence in the Gladstone Region.
“The Federal Government has seen value in the benefits these projects will bring to the Gladstone Region and I thank Member for Flynn Ken O’Dowd and Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh for bringing these funds to our region,” he said.
“I am particularly glad that the Integrated Health Services Precinct, which will strengthen the region’s social service system by housing community facilities in the one vicinity. “It will also provide a substantial and sustainable boost to the region’s economy, not only during the construction phase, but also via an increase in health care and social assistance sector activity.”