Aged care on the agenda during Susan Ley visit

AGED care and rugby were on the agenda when Hasluck MHR Ken Wyatt recently hosted Health Minister Sussan Ley.

Ms Ley met representatives of the Kalamunda Aged Care Advisory Committee in Kalamunda.

The group was instigated by Mr Wyatt as a way to ensure a unified effort in providing aged care in the Shire.

He said it was important to show the minister the collaborative work going into aged care.

“While a lot of the issues with aged care in the Shire are around planning issues, it was good for the committee to be able to voice their concerns to the minister,” Mr Wyatt said.

“The committee appreciated the frank discussion with the minister about policy change to ensure enough beds for the Hills area.”

Mr Wyatt and Ms Ley then visited Hartfield Park to meet Kalamunda Districts Rugby Union Club representatives.

Mr Wyatt said he had been in discussions with the club about the need to upgrade its facilities.

“Club president Trevor Cook is very passionate about developing the facilities to enable a higher calibre of game to be played at the grounds and to provide more support for women’s rugby,” he said.

“It was great to see Western Force players Chris Alcock and Jono Lance there so the Under-15 and Under-17 players could see what to aspire to.”

The club is seeking up to $2.6 million to upgrade its facilities.

Mr Wyatt said the first step was to find $30,000 for a feasibility study.