$2.6m for aged care project
A stalled aged care project in the Great Southern region is expected to go ahead after $2.6 million in funding was confirmed by the State Government.
The Great Southern Housing Initiative project had been in limbo since August 2017, when it received $10 million in Federal funding while the State Government held off.
However, on June 29, Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan announced the project would indeed get State support.
Ms MacTiernan said the project was never going to be defunded.
“Prior to the public announcement, we have been talking to the Federal Government and making it clear that this is the decision that we’ll be making, so there was never any risk for them to lose funds,” she said. “The older population are a valuable part of our communities essential to the social and economic fabric of the regions.”
The GSHI project is a collaboration between Shires to build units for seniors and regional workers in Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Katanning, Kojonup, Plantagenet and Bremmer Bay.
The State Government also announced $160,000 would be allocated to developing business cases for similar accommodation in Narrogin, Cuballing, Kondinin and Wickepin.