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Option B wins approval

Darren Walter, Jesse Hooper and Jesse''s grandmother Anne Nuzum view proposed plans for the centre.

A meeting of Goroke residents unanimously endorsed a $1.67 million proposal to renovate and expand Goroke Community Health Centre.
The proposal includes the addition of new consulting rooms and an expanded day centre and multi-purpose room, as well as significant alterations to the building’s interior.
The meeting voted unanimously for the proposal ahead of a smaller $967,700 renovation and proposals to construct independent living units in the town.
“This is a great outcome for the Goroke community and provides a vision for the town’s health centre in the years to come,” West Wimmera Health Service chief executive John Smith said.
The building project was triggered by a $300,000 donation in mid-2008 by Harry and Gwen Bourchier to ‘specifically benefit health services at Goroke’.
Architects employed by the health service drew plans for refurbishments to the centre and two plans for independent living units in the town, following consultation with Goroke Advisory Committee.
The plan for the larger renovation – known as ‘Option B’ – was supported by WWHS Board and Goroke Advisory Committee, and recommended to the meeting of more than 50 people.
Board president Ron Ismay and Goroke board representative Des White both spoke in favour of ‘Option B’ while addressing the meeting.
Mr White said ‘Option B’ provided the best solution because it was likely to bring increased health services to the town, and offer more privacy for visitors, better conditions for staff and an improved, open appearance.
“It will give us more room to develop more health facilities,” he said.
The designs are on display at the centre.
Goroke Community Health Centre was the state’s first community health service. It became part of West Wimmera Health Service in 1998.

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Posted on Mar 24 2010

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