FIRST PHASE COMPLETED: The IWC have now finished the first phase of their development in Gayndah. Picture: Contributed.
FIRST PHASE COMPLETED: The IWC have now finished the first phase of their development in Gayndah. Picture: Contributed.

First phase of $2.43m North Burnett project completed

THE first phase of the $2.43 million IWC North Burnett project has been completed, with the clearing of the site ready for construction.

IWC, an Aboriginal-controlled organisation working for all people, has committed to a major project to create a new IWC North Burnett Health & Wellbeing Community Centre in Gayndah.

IWC general manager Wayne Mulvany said this centre will serve the North Burnett region, and hopes to build on the services already delivered by their organisation.

"We want to open the door to other service providers by offering a purpose-built facility," Mr Mulvany said.

"This is an exciting project that is rising like a phoenix from the ashes to build community services for all people in the region and generate local jobs."

The initial phase was to clear the site, bringing in a contractor to remove the former YMCA building to make way for a brand-new facility.

The new facility will incorporate community meeting areas, clinical rooms, treatment rooms, reception areas and interview rooms.

Another key component of the project will be the upgrading and reopening of the sports stadium, developing additional gym capacity plus changing room and toilet amenities. The stadium closed in 2016.

"The aim is to complete the project and have it up and running for the community next year (2021)," he said.

IWC is Aboriginal community-controlled, non-government and a Registered Charity, offering services to all people, indigenous and non-Indigenous, without barriers or discrimination.



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