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Royalties For The Regions – $750,000 For Dysart Medical Centre

Victor P Taffa

Dysart will get a new medical centre, with Isaac Regional Council receiving $750,000 funding from the Newman Government’s Royalties for the Regions program.

The Council is one of six local governments across Queensland that was shortlisted for funding under the first pilot round of the Royalties for the Regions program.

Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney announced the funding while officially opening the upgraded airport facility in Moranbah today.

Mr. Seeney said the allocation would ensure Dysart was able to build on, and improve, its level of local health care.

“Dysart has a residential population of around 3,450 people. When non-resident workers are taken into account, the population is around 5,530 people.” Mr. Seeney said.

“Dysart’s General Practice currently operates from a renovated Department of Communities house on a temporary basis.”

“This new project will deliver a vastly improved service a medical centre with three consulting rooms and two treatment rooms on Queensland Health land.” Mr. Seeney said.

“It will house two GPs, two part-time practice nurses and visiting allied health specialists such as dentists, chiropractors and optometrists.”

“The project will be located on hospital grounds which will help coordinate acute hospital and GP consultations, and will allow wings to be added should there be a need for them in the future.”

Mr. Seeney said Royalties for the Regions was about reinvesting a share of royalties in regions to help build new and improved community, road and floodplain security infrastructure.

“I am delighted this project is now able to proceed. I will be announcing further projects which are receiving Royalties for the Regions funding from the pilot round in coming weeks and making further announcements about a second round of funding later this year.” Mr. Seeney said.

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