According to recent media releases issued by BCH major renovations to three Community Health Centres have either been completed or are currently in the planning stage.
1. Drysdale – At a cost of $1,700,000 (The Victorian State Government provided a grant of $1million, where did the balance come from?)
2. Portarlington – Upgrade and capital works to be financed by Portarlington Ladies Auxiliary and capital funds. (Estimated cost unknown)
3. Queenscliff /Point Lonsdale – Renovations and extensions financed by a Federal Government grant of $3 million and capital funds. (Estimated cost in excess of $7 million)
THE COMMUNITY SECURED THE FUNDING TO ESTABLISH THE RESIDENTIAL AGED CARE FACILITIES FOR ELDERLY RESIDENTS OF THE BELLARINE PENINSULA.
THE COMMUNITY CONTINUES TO BELIEVE THE SALE PROCEEDS SHOULD BE RESERVED FOR FUTURE AGED CARE SERVICES.
ARE THESE FUNDS BEING SPENT ON MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION AND CAPITAL WORKS ON THE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRES MANAGED BY THE BOARD OF BELLARINE COMMUNITY HEALTH LTD?