Local Health Campaign delivers at last
Member for Ripon Louise Staley has welcomed the building of a new community health facility for Ararat, with the announcement delivering on of one of her major campaign promises.
During the 2014 campaign, the Liberal Nationals Coalition Government committed $3.7 million to build this project.
That promise was realised today with the announcement that East Grampians Health Service will receive $4.1 million to build a new health care facility that combines a number of health services under the one roof.
Ms Staley who has consistently pressured the Andrews Government to fund this centre said this was a big win for the Ararat community.
“This announcement came as a welcome surprise as the state government had previously not shown any interest in this crucial project having not committed any funds at the last election.” Ms Staley said
“This was one of my major campaign promises in 2014 and I am very glad that State government has buckled to local pressure and understands the advantages of this health centre.”
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Health Margaret Fitzherbert noted Louise had fought hard on behalf of the Ararat community to get this Health Centre funded.
“This is a big win for Ararat; Louise advocated for this project and didn’t stop fighting I am very relieved that the State Government has listened to her views and now see’s the value in this project”. Ms Fitzherbert said.
“As a former chair of the East Grampians Health Service Ms Staley has a deep understanding of this project and has long been a fierce advocate of it, it is great to see it finally being delivered.”