Plans make waves in Yarram

JUST two days after calls at a community meeting for the Yarram health service to explain what was happening with its planned integrated health centre, architects’ renderings were released.

Among the many critical comments made at the Monday, July 30, meeting was the failure of the health service to keep the community informed, including about progress regarding the integrated health centre.

The following day health service chief executive Colleen Boag and corporate services director Jim Wilson explained the project would go to tender in coming weeks, with the optimistic target of construction beginning next month.

The $5 million project had been announced in March last year, but little public information about its design had filtered through to the broader community.

Images of the centre were featured on CHRISY’s Facebook page, with the new incorporated body, set up to assist attracting doctors to the town, providing a link to the architect’s website.

CHRISY is a newly incorporated body formed to foster community support for revitalisation of the town’s medical resources and to attract more doctors to the area.