Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today turned the first sod on the new $7 million wing of the Clarence Village Aged Care Facility in Grafton.
“This is great news for our aged community and also great news for those looking for work,” he said.
“The Federal Government is providing ongoing funding of almost $1.2 million for 20 beds, which will create 20 full-time local jobs from nursing to maintenance and hospitality. Another 40 local jobs will be created during the construction phase.
“These new 20 residential places will allow older members of our community to remain living in their community surrounded by friends and family – which is where they want to be.
“The new wing is also designed to be a secure dementia unit if required in the future.
“I would like to congratulate Clarence Village for its vision of providing quality services to older members of our community. I also congratulate local builders Dougherty Constructions which won a competitive tender to build the new wing.”