CORUMBENE Nursing Home at New Norfolk has been awarded a significant grant to develop the site into a health and wellbeing hub.
Tasmanian Liberal Senator Claire Chandler said Corumbene would receive $3,785,511 as part of the Building Better Regions Fund.
Senator Chandler said the Federal Government was committed to delivering improved services and better infrastructure to help regional communities flourish.
“The project will involve repurposing two heritage buildings at the historic Willow Court site to develop a community health and well-being hub in New Norfolk,’’ Senator Chandler said.
“In addition to the benefits the hub will provide to the community, the project will also support local jobs and stimulate economic activity in the area, further contributing to Tasmania’s economic recovery from the pandemic.
“I’m proud to be working as part of a Government that is delivering better outcomes for regional communities in Tasmania, and I look forward to seeing the completed Derwent Valley Health and Wellbeing Hub sometime in the future.”
The Derwent Valley Health and Wellbeing Hub is one of six community projects in Lyons sharing in $4.7 million funding under Round 5 of the Building Better Regions Fund.
Under Round 5 of the BBRF, the Government has committed almost $300 million to support 295 projects across regional Australia, which will create an estimated 9900 jobs during the project period.
This latest funding round takes our total support through the BBRF to $1.38 billion across nearly 1,300 projects. For a full list of successful projects see http://www.business. gov.au/bbrf