Hon Robyn McSweeney BA JP MLC

Hon Robyn McSweeney BA JP MLC

Former Minister for Child Protection; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Women's Interests; Youth

    Old Denmark District Hospital gets new life

    29/06/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • $670,000 given to refurbish heritage-listed building
    • Locals to benefit from new community space

    The heritage-listed former Denmark District Hospital will be brought back to life with the injection of nearly $700,000 of State Government funds announced today.

     

    Handing over a Lotterywest cheque for $670,000 to the Shire of Denmark today, Community Services Minister Robyn McSweeney said she was delighted the former hospital and the Denmark Frail and Aged Lodge would be refurbished and used for community activities.

     

    “The Denmark community has shown huge enthusiasm towards preserving a part of their history, which is a testament to the local people,” Mrs McSweeney said.

     

    “With the help of the State Government these buildings will continue to be used for the communities’ benefit, while respecting the heritage values of the building, and I look forward to hearing about the good times happening here.” 

     

    The Denmark District Hospital was built in 1924 and, together with the Denmark Frail and Aged Lodge, was decommissioned following the construction of the new Denmark Hospital in 2009.

     

    The hospital is listed on the Heritage Council of Western Australia’s register of heritage places and a conservation plan has been prepared for the building.  

     

    Once completed the refurbished space will become the permanent new home to the Denmark Community Resource Centre, Denmark Arts and the Denmark Over 50s Association. It will also be used by the wider community.

     

    The Minister said with the great community spirit that already existed in Denmark, the facility would become a vibrant new space to be enjoyed by the town and its neighbours.

     

          Fact File

    • WA is the only State where profits from lottery games are returned directly back to the community as grants
    • Since 1993, Lotterywest has provided more than $43b to WA community organisations

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