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

Nyngan gets a healthy boost

Media Release


28 July 2017

Joint release with:

Ray Donald

Mayor of Bogan Shire Council

Mark Coulton

Federal Member for Parkes

  • $1.3 million Nyngan Medical Centre now complete in central New South Wales
  • The Medical Centre will reduce pressure on the local hospital by providing the community with an alternative health facility
  • The Coalition Government invested over $600,000 through the National Stronger Regions Fund to make this project a reality

The Nyngan community has received a healthy boost with the completion of the Nyngan Medical Centre.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said she was delighted to see the project reach completion, with the Medical Centre set to improve health outcomes in the region.

“During my time as Minister for Rural Health I have seen the dividends a Medical Centre like this can create for the community, such as reducing the need for excessive travel to receive essential medical services,” Minister Nash said.

“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to. This new Medical Centre will improve access to crucial health services and increase the level of prevention and intervention measures available to residents.”

Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, who joined the community for the opening today, said the new state of the art facility would reduce the overall cost to the health system by reducing pressure on the local hospital.

“The Medical Centre features two general practitioners rooms, two specialist consultation rooms and a medical procedure room, reducing the need for patients to be admitted to local hospitals,” Mr Coulton said.

“An estimated 2,000 people will use this facility each year, and it will provide the town of Nyngan with the critical infrastructure it needs to grow.”

Mayor of Bogan Shire Council Ray Donald said our new Medical Centre has settled in well and is now in operation and is certainly meeting the expectations that it would provide a major upgrade to the level of medical services available to Bogan Shire residents.

"This is a fantastic outcome for our Shire, and we are happy to see the Australian Government investing in the health and wellbeing of our residents,” Cr Donald said.

This project was jointly funded by the Australian Government ($611,432), the Bogan Shire Council ($653,568), and Straits Tritton Mine ($35,000).