A healthy boost delivers hundreds of jobs in Bundaberg

Media Release

DC411/2017

24 November 2017

Joint release with:

Keith Pitt

Federal Member for Hinkler
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment

Wayne Mulvany

General Manager of Indigenous Wellbeing Centre

  • Work begins on Stage 2 of Bundaberg Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • $19.8 million project to create more than 400 jobs in Bundaberg
  • Project will deliver major business opportunities for the region

The Coalition Government's commitment to deliver jobs and economic growth has continued in Bundaberg today with work officially starting on Stage 2 of the Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Centre.

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said the new Health and Wellbeing Centre would generate significant business and work opportunities in the community.

“The $19.8 million investment will return $43 million in benefits to the economy” Mr Chester said.

“The project will also create work for 407 local people, including 295 permanent jobs.”

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said the new health facility would not just deliver strong economic returns, but also improve health outcomes in the Bundaberg community.

“The project includes construction of eleven consulting rooms, a clinical nurse station, three treatment rooms, a rehabilitation gymnasium, sauna, and parking for 56 cars,” Mr Pitt said.

General Manager of Indigenous Wellbeing Centre Ltd, Wayne Mulvany said the project will support many Allied Health professionals, including GPs, psychologists, cardiologists, and radiologists.

“IWC is a leading provider of health and community care in our region, and delivers services to all people, without discrimination,” Mr Mulvany said.

“This project will enable IWC to continue to build capacity in our community.”

Construction on the project will be complete by late-2019. The Coalition Government committed $7.4 million to the $19.8 million project.