A major expansion to Bedingfeld Park in Pinjarra was opened today, built with the assistance of a $3.5 million grant under the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.
The new 25-bed wing was constructed for residents with dementia and those requiring a high level of care. The expansion also includes a new common living area, nurse’s station and administration and support services areas.
The $7 million project is expected to create 18 ongoing jobs in Pinjarra.
Federal Member for Canning Andrew Hastie said the expansion is a welcome development for the Shire of Murray.
“The expansion of Bedingfeld Park means more elderly residents will be able to receive the care they need locally and remain close to their families,” Mr Hastie said.
“It is so important that we expand and improve health services in the Peel region. That’s why the federal government committed to this project back in 2018. I know it’s going to make a big difference for many families in our community.
“The expanded centre will also increase ongoing employment in our region and boost the local economy.”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Australian Government’s $3,550,000 investment in community infrastructure would provide long term benefits to the Peel region.
“The new 25-bed wing for people living with dementia or requiring a high level of nursing care will provide immense benefit to the local community as it will allow for patients to stay within their communities amongst their friends and families,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.
“By supporting 22 jobs in construction and creating an expected 18 ongoing jobs after completion, this project will also help bring economic prosperity to Pinjarra for many years to come.”
This project received $3.55 million in funding from the Australian Government under the Building Better Regions Fund, $2 million from the West Australian Government and $1.55 million from Bedingfeld Park Inc.