Storm damage forces WA AIDS council to close temporarily

The WA AIDS Council building.
The WA AIDS Council building.

SIGNIFICANT storm damage late last week has forced the WA AIDS Council to temporarily close its doors.

WA AIDS Council chief executive David Kernohan said the damage was caused overnight Thursday.

He said the upstairs area and three quarters of the downstairs area were impacted by rain.

“We couldn’t do a lot because of the cold front expected over the weekend,” he said.

“We had to turn off the power to the office and staff had to get buckets to collect the water.

“We suspect a couple of computers are water damaged too,”

Mr Kernohan said he hoped to find alternate office space by the end of next week.

“We are looking for temporary offices and hope to find some soon and move in next week by about the 11th of June,” he said.

Needle and syringe exchange facilities will not be available from the Murray Street office, but the van will continue to operate as usual.

Unscheduled counselling services are emergency-based only.

People are encouraged to call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or QLife 1800 184 527 in the first instance, or the Council via email on waac@waaids.com.

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