New centre to deliver multi-million benefits
Deputy Premier Peter Ryan believes an $8.5-million Wimmera Community Service Centre project will pump almost $16-million into the region’s economy.
Mr Ryan made the statement as he celebrated the start of the Wimmera Uniting Care project as part of a whirlwind visit to the Wimmera last week.
Mr Ryan, also Regional and Rural Development Minister, said the project would produce a ‘flow-on’ of jobs and development.
“Considering years of drought, unemployment and other issues in this region, it is wonderful to see an optimistic project,” Mr Ryan said.
“There will also be substantial flow-on benefits with the project expected to create up to 38 construction jobs and a further 67 ongoing positions throughout the local region.”
The State Government provided $2.5-million, the Federal Government $3-million and Wimmera Uniting Care $3-million for the project.
“This is a wonderful example of how State and Federal Governments can work together to support a very worthwhile project,” Mr Ryan said.
“We believe in providing opportunities through investment with strategic infrastructure, and the Wimmera Uniting Care Community Service Centre project is a perfect example of such a commitment.
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Posted on Aug 15 2012