Premier prom­ises quad­ri­plegic cen­tre

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

A RE-ELECTED Lib­eral State Gov­ern­ment prom­ises to build a new $30m-$40m quad­ri­plegic cen­tre at Shen­ton Park in 2018, Premier Colin Bar­nett said at his party State Con­fer­ence on Sun­day.

The an­nounce­ment fol­lows con­tro­versy last year about the rub-down and in­ad­e­quate fa­cil­i­ties at the ex­isit­ing cen­tre.

The cost of the new cen­tre would be re­cov­ered by sale of some land at the present site, which has 48 res­i­dents and a ca­pac­ity of up to 72. The new plan has 30 beds, but 12 homes would be built so those with paraplegia could live in the com­mu­nity.

A Par­a­lympic gold medal.

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