Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Taskforce in Limbo over Medical Centre Funding

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Taskforce in Limbo over Medical Centre Funding

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THEY believe they have ticked all the boxes, so now begins the nervous 10-to-12-week wait for members of the Killarney Taskforce to see if the second funding application for a new medical centre is successful.

The Daily News was invited to a meeting of the Killarney Taskforce on Thursday to gain an insight into how the process was evolving.

The Taskforce, in conjunction with the Southern Downs Regional Council, has already had one application to the National Rural and Remote Health Infrastructure Program knocked back, however acting economic development manager John Randall said they were in the top 20 of applications which were unsuccessful.

"Our application was in the top strata of assessed applications; however there were 239 applications received for a total funded pool of just $6.1 million," he said.

"We were in the top 20 who missed out."

The application is for $441,400 to build a new centre on a greenfields site on Arbutus Street in Killarney, which has been offered to the Taskforce from Killarney Memorial Aged Care on a no-cost, 10-year lease. …

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