Medical service and education opportunities have expanded in the Western Australian town of Narembeen following an upgrade to the Wheatbelt town’s Medical Centre and Community Resource Centre.
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price, who attended Friday's official opening of the upgraded facilities, said the improvements would enhance the quality of life in Narembeen.
“The aim of this project was to make medical, vocational and educational services more accessible to the residents of Narembeen and we have achieved just that,” Ms Price said.
“Improving services in the town will make Narembeen a more attractive place for people to live, work and raise a family. We hope these new services will also help reverse the trend of young adults and families leaving town and encourage others to look at settling in Narembeen.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the $1.22 million upgrade to community infrastructure was part of the Federal Government’s investment in rural towns.
“Medical and educational centres are also reliable job creators, with the Narembeen economy already benefitting from seven jobs supported during this project and another three ongoing jobs created following completion,” Mr McCormack said.
Shire of Narembeen Mayor Rhonda Cole said the Shire acknowledged the significant support provided by the Australian and State governments.
“The Narembeen community is excited to see the completion of the upgrade and extension to the Narembeen Community Precinct,” Cr Cole said.
This project received $759,535 in funding from the Federal Government under the National Stronger Regions Fund. The Western Australian Government also contributed $243,100 with the Shire of Narembeen providing the remaining $220,635.
Mr McCormack – Tess Salmon 0467 740 017 | Hannah Maguire 0429 920 254
Ms Price – Rose Crane 0427 587 395
Cr Cole – Chris Jackson 0428 647 312