Member for Albury, Justin Clancy, and Member for Benambra, Bill Tilley, are jointly convening a health roundtable to channel community focus into productive action for mental health services and facilities and for the future of our shared border health service.

“Given that substantial funding has been promised by the NSW and Federal governments for innovative health infrastructure in both Albury and Wodonga it is vital that this expenditure and planning meets the present and future needs of our unique border community,” said Mr Clancy.

“For this reason, Bill and I are reaching out to border health and mental health representatives, local federal MPs, mayors and key stakeholders to unify objectives so that the message is delivered clearly and is based upon a shared program and understanding.”

“Justin and I have been listening to what different groups are saying on this subject, from doctors, administrators and members of the public,” said Mr Tilley.

“Albury Wodonga Health has done a great job producing a master plan for our health facilities which provides a platform for community and expert discussion and input.

“With this in front of us we can explore the issues and alternatives more plainly and, with goodwill and a positive outlook, unite and commit to a direction that supports the best of our current facilities, upgrades outdated infrastructure and develops the future of our many health campuses for best health outcomes.”

Chair of Albury Wodonga Health, Nicki Melville added, “This is a great opportunity to have a comprehensive look at what an aspirational health service should look like for the longer term. It is particularly opportune given the Regional Deal whereby the two councils will be masterplanning for the whole of our region.”

 

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