Respite units for seniors and people with disabilities in the Pilbara were opened today by Housing Minister Kim Hames during a visit to
A joint project between the State Government and Pilbara Homecare Incorporated, the two units are the first facilities of their kind in the region.
The Minister said the units were a welcome addition to facilities in the region and demonstrated what could be achieved when Government and community groups work together on a project.
Dr Hames said the units cost just over $400,000 to construct, with $162,000 provided by the Ministry for Housing, $36,000 from the Lotteries Commission, and $44,500 from Home and Community Care.
He said Pilbara Homecare Incorporated had purchased the land for the units as part of a $135,000 interest-free loan from the Shire of Roebourne and had committed to $63,000 in additional works and a $56,000 cash contribution.
“It is a project which has been possible through the efforts of the whole community and as such the whole community stands to benefit,”
Dr Hames said.
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