New Cranbrook services hub delivers for the Community

Media Release

FN135/2017

11 August 2017

Joint release with:

Rick Wilson

Federal Member for O'Connor

Peter Northover

Chief Executive Officer of Shire of Cranbrook

  • Upgraded community hub to support essential services in Cranbrook
  • $1.35 million hub offers medical and community services
  • The Coalition Government invested $300,000 through the National Stronger Regions Fund.

The redeveloped Cranbrook Regional Community Hub was unveiled today delivering much needed medical, allied health, community education and child care services to the region.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the Coalition Government is committed to investing in better support services throughout regional Australia.

“The redeveloped hub will meet the community's growing demand for professional services by providing modern support facilities,” Minister Nash said.

“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and providing well equipped and modern community services does just that.”

Federal Member for O'Connor Rick Wilson joined the Cranbrook community today in officially opening the major upgrade to the hub.

“The Cranbrook Regional Community Hub will include medical rooms, a home and community care facility, day care facility, gym, training and arts and crafts rooms and an exhibition space,” Mr Wilson said.

“The hub is a great investment to the wellbeing of the Cranbrook community, and one which will also deliver economic benefits with an anticipated return of $2.8 million to the local economy.”

Chief Executive Officer of the Shire of Cranbrook Peter Northover said this is a significant infrastructure project undertaken by the Shire to house local community groups, emergency services and organisations, as well as provide opportunities for social and economic growth for the community and the region.

“The hub is located directly across the road from the town oval, local playground and function centre at Frederick Square, with this project becoming another important step in the revitalisation and development of the Cranbrook town centre,” Mr Northover said.

This project was jointly funded by the Coalition Government providing $300,000, the Shire of Cranbrook providing $448,370, the Greater Southern Development Commission contributing $150,000, and Lotterywest investing $453,309 to the project.