Cottages work to begin

Nicolette BarbasHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Former Brunswick Cottage Committee members Les Robinson and John Clifton stand alongside MLA Robyn Clarke and Harvey Shire President Tania Jackson at the official turning of the sod for the Brunswick River Cottages.
Camera IconFormer Brunswick Cottage Committee members Les Robinson and John Clifton stand alongside MLA Robyn Clarke and Harvey Shire President Tania Jackson at the official turning of the sod for the Brunswick River Cottages.

Lot 151 Clifton Road in Brunswick will soon be home to the redeveloped Brunswick River Cottages following the official turning of the sod last Monday.

After seven years in the making, the project was given the go ahead in April with work set to begin this month.

Harvey shire president Tania Jackson said the project would benefit the Brunswick community.

“We are hoping this will help maintain that level of service so that people can stay in their communities as they get older and get the services they need,” Ms Jackson said.

Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke said funding for the project did not come easy.

“There was a lot of to and fro-ing to try and ensure the funding came to the Brunswick River Cottages,” Mrs Clarke said.

“It is great to see that our State Government has acknowledged that aged care in the regions is a vital project and that we really need to look after our elderly and help them stay within their community.” Across Western Australia there were 80 submissions vying for $20 million and the Brunswick River Cottages managed to secure $1.5 million. “It was not easy to get, but the passion and commitment from the community was admirable,” Mrs Clarke said.

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