Federal Government to deliver $3.5 million towards Pinjarra’s Bedingfeld Park extension

Board member Sue Gillett, Regional Devleopment Minister John McVeigh, chief executive Deborah McLeod, Canning MHR Andrew Hastie, chairman Geoff Hayward and board member Scott Hambley.
Board member Sue Gillett, Regional Devleopment Minister John McVeigh, chief executive Deborah McLeod, Canning MHR Andrew Hastie, chairman Geoff Hayward and board member Scott Hambley.

THE Federal Government will deliver $3.5 million towards the Bedingfeld Park expansion stage 1 project at Pinjarra for construction of a 25-bed aged care wing for people living with dementia or high care needs.

The State Government gave $2 million last week to the same project.

Canning MHR Andrew Hastie said the project would fill a much-needed gap in aged care services in the Peel region.

He said the Peel region needed better health services, particularly in aged care, and the expansion would allow elderly people to stay closer to homes, families and community.

The new sing will include 25 single rooms with ensuite, a nurse’s station, living, dining and activity areas, treatment rooms a servery kitchen and secure landscaped courtyard.

The project is expected to create 18 jobs during construction and 18 on-going jobs.

A new facility to support men in the Waroona district will be built with the help of $200,000 from the Building Better Regions Scheme.

The project will include a new custom designed building for Waroona’s Men’s Shed.

Mr Hastie said Waroona Men’s Shed was a valuable local institution which, as well as creating space for socialising, provided a service with members using their tools and skills to repair furniture.

The project will include a 42m x18m shed with water, plumbing and electrical connection, full fit-out and perimeter fencing and create 32 jobs during delivery and one on-going position.

The State Government delivered $2 million to the Bedingfeld Park Project last week.