Official event to mark start of IWC Stage 2 Construction
• Work on Stage 2 of Bundaberg Health & Wellbeing Centre officially started on 24 November 2017
• $19.8 million project to create more than 400 jobs in Bundaberg
• Project will deliver major business opportunities for the region
The Coalition Government’s commitment to deliver jobs and economic growth has continued in Bundaberg today with work officially starting on Stage 2 of the Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Centre.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the new Health and Wellbeing Centre would generate significant business and work opportunities in the community.
“The $19.8 million investment will return $43 million in benefits to the economy” Mr Chester said.
“The project will also create work for 407 local people, including 295 permanent jobs.”
Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said the new health facility would not just deliver strong economic returns, but also improve health outcomes in the Bundaberg community.
General Manager of Indigenous Wellbeing Centre Ltd, Wayne Mulvany said the project will build IWC's services for all, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.
“IWC is a leading provider of health and community care in our region, and delivers services to all people, without discrimination,” Mr Mulvany said.
“This project will enable IWC to continue to build capacity in our community.”
The event held to mark the official start of the work included an unveiling of signage and turning of earth by Mr Pitt. Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey attended, as did Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett and President of the Bundaberg & Districts Chamber of Commerce Yale Morgan.
Construction on the project will be complete by late-2019. The Coalition Government committed $7.4 million to the $19.8 million project.
See the C7 news coverage here
IWC Director Stirling Eggmolesse, IWC CEO Ara Harathunian, Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt and IWC GM Wayne Mulvany turning the earth during the official event. The project is supported by $7.4 million in funding from the Building Better Regions Fund.
See the speech by Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey here