Works have commenced on a major upgrade at the Gippsland Lakes Community Health Bairnsdale site. Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester is pictured with Len Chapman and Patrick Carson from Slap Architects, GLCH CEO Sue Medson and Rob Soulsby and Chris Banks from CM and HM Banks Builders.
Works have commenced on a multi-million dollar expansion of Gippsland Lakes Community Health’s (GLCH) Bairnsdale site.
Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester said the development in McCulloch Street would improve access to health services and support local jobs, with CM and HM Banks Builders named as the successful tenderer.
The Federal Government is providing $500,000 toward the upgrade in partnership with GLCH.
“Works are now underway and should be finished by the middle of next year,” Mr Chester said.
“The project will more than double the existing space to provide more meeting rooms and consulting rooms, which will house an additional 50 staff to meet the growing demand for health, aged and social services in the region. “
The Federal Government is providing $500,000 from the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF), with GLCH sourcing additional funding and providing $500,000 of its own.