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The Hope Restart centre near Bairnsdale is taking shape with construction well underway on the 3,000 square metre building.

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester secured $3.8 million to help build the residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre.

Mr Chester said the project is progressing well with the brickwork on the outside walls and internal courtyard underway.

“One courtyard is now complete and the internal plaster is near completion in the first accommodation block,” Mr Chester said.

“The kitchen fit out is due to start in the next week along with the cool room and freezer being installed.”

Mr Chester said he was pleased to see local firm Brooker Builders working on site.

“It important to involve local businesses and local organisations in this project wherever possible,” Mr Chester said.

“The Hope Restart Centre will provide a much-needed and vital service to our community by providing rehabilitation services to those affected by drug and alcohol addiction.

“This is a project that was started by volunteers and without them would not have been possible.”

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