Joint Media Release with Country Liberals Candidate for Solomon Kathy Ganley
Work will soon start on improved aged care and disability facilities and services in Darwin, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, and CLP Candidate for Solomon, Kathy Ganley, have announced.
Senator Scullion said the CLP was investing $8.5m into Carpentaria Disability Services facility Harry’s Place to support Stage Two developments.
“I’m so happy to see the start of this important local project of the next stage of Harry’s Place,” Senator Scullion said.
“This announcement delivers on a 2016 CLP election commitment for the people of the Top End. The Country Liberals promised improved disability services and the CLP is delivering.
“The CLP is committed to improving disability service in the Territory. This investment reinforces the focus of the Coalition Government to improve opportunities for all Territorians.”
Mrs Ganley said Harry’s Place was a purpose-built facility that supports the community sector and non-profit organisations, with Stage One being the administration building to create shared corporate and reception services as well as adaptable conference and meeting room facilities.
“Stage Two of this $22.7 million project will provide disability accommodation for respite care, recreational and vocational education, adult day services and aged care respite,” Mrs Ganley said.
“Significantly, this project will also generate significant construction jobs and stimulate local business suffering under the economic downturn created by Labor.
“I’m proud to have pushed hard for this project for Territorians and am proud to be seeing it through to fruition.”
Carpentaria Disability Services CEO Annie Rily said, “The stage two facilities combined with the administration building will provide high quality, specialised resources that have simply not been available for people in this sector previously. We are very excited about the stage two construction which is designed for the delivery of innovative and high quality programs that will greatly enhance the service offerings for people in the NT.”
Proposed plans include four places for respite care and four places for aged care, with the project due for completion in mid-2020.