Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Gee MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Andrew Broad MP Former Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

$1.3 Million for Korumburra's Carinya Lodge

Media Release

MM123/2019

09 April 2019

Joint release with:

Russell Broadbents

Federal Member for McMillan

Korumburra’s Carinya Lodge residential aged care facility will receive a major upgrade thanks to a $1.3 million investment by the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government.

Federal Member Russell Broadbent said he was pleased to secure the funding towards the development which would help Carinya care for locals in their community, surrounded by family and friends.

“Supporting our regional aged care providers such as Carinya, means our local seniors and their families can be confident they have future care options in locations as close as possible to their support networks and the communities in which they are most connected,” Mr Broadbent said.

“The development will not only deliver modernised facilities at Carinya but will also include a sensory garden for residents to enjoy and share with family and friends in a safe secure and comfortable outdoor setting.

“An estimated 40 fulltime jobs will be generated during construction, and wherever possible local builders and suppliers will be used, helping generate local employment providing a major boost to the South Gippsland economy.

“A further estimated 16 fulltime jobs will be ongoing providing high quality care to the residents of Carinya Lodge.

“The committee, management and staff at Carinya are to be commended for the dedication to providing our most senior residents with quality care here in their own community,” Mr Broadbent said.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Federal Liberal and Nationals Government has a strong commitment to helping regional communities deliver aged care services locally.

Visiting Korumburra to make the announcement today, the Deputy Prime Minister said the funding would help Carinya Lodge continue to care for the South Gippsland community.

“Providing aged care in our rural and regional communities is vital and enables families to stay connected with their loved ones through all stages of life,” Mr McCormack said.

“The project includes the refurbishment of 40 residential aged care rooms, providing each with ensuite facilities, as well as refurbished rooms to ensure Carinya can provide for a mix of residential care needs.

“Upgrades will also be made to existing common rooms, significant landscaping, improved accessibility with stairs and ramp access, internal modernisation with new flooring and painting as well as a new security swipe-card system.”

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is investing $1.3 million in the $2.74 million project.