The framework is now up as two new supported living units at Yarram’s Mirridong Services begin to take shape.
Gippsland MP Darren Chester stopped by the site in Church Road to check the progress made on the project.
“Mirridong provides exceptional services and facilities to people living with a disability,” Mr Chester said.
“As the demand for its services grow it is important Mirridong’s capacity does as well.
“This project will ensure Mirridong can continue serving the community now and well into the future by providing supported accommodation for some of the most vulnerable people in our community.
Mr Chester said the units would provide an accessible and comfortable home.
“These units have been specially designed to meet a range of different needs and will provide families with the comfort of knowing their loved ones are appropriately cared for,” he said.
Mirridong Services CEO Doreen Milne said the progress on the building site was exciting.
“These units have been a long time coming and much-needed in Yarram and for the surrounding districts,” Ms Milne said.
“We have worked hard to ensure these units cater to the needs of its residents but are also warm and welcoming.
“With the framework now up, the units will take shape quite quickly, which is exciting for everyone associated with Mirridong, but none more so than those who will move in.”
Ms Milne said there would be one five-bedroom, five-bathroom and one four-bedroom, four-bathroom unit, both with facilities for staff.
“Our goal has been to design and create spaces that are functional yet comfortable. The bedrooms will have space for a double bed, small couch, desk and wardrobe and an adjoining ensuite,” Ms Milne said.
“We plan to have the units finished early next year for our residents to move in.”
Mirridong Services received $2.32 million through the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund to build the new units.