A huge win for the local volunteer committee and the wider community, is how Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, described today’s announcement the Hope Restart Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre will be built in Bairnsdale.
“Having been able to advocate directly to the Minister one-on-one over several chats this year, which I have appreciated, today is a very pleasing outcome for the hardworking local volunteer committee and I look forward to the project progressing,” Mr Bull said.
“Given both sides of politics committed to a Gippsland facility and as I told the Legislative Assembly just four weeks ago, with the land having been donated, East Gippsland Shire council planning approval having been received, a $3 million commitment from the Federal Government for the facility in Bairnsdale and a matching philanthropic donation, it was a ‘no brainer’ for the Government to announce this as the location.
“Having pushed the need for the Hope Centre to be funded on three separate occasions this year alone in Parliament, it’s great news and a great reward for all who have been pushing the cause,” he said.
Mr Bull said construction would start later this year.
Caption: Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, says today’s announcement the Hope Restart Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre would be built in Bairnsdale is a huge win for the local community.
Monday, June 4, 2018