New Grants

The Federal Government will inject a further $6.1 million to improve local health infrastructure in 40 rural and remote communities throughout Australia.

The Minister for Indigenous Health, Rural and Regional Health and Regional Services Delivery, Warren Snowdon, today announced the third round of grants under the Government’s National Rural and Remote Health Infrastructure Program (NRRHIP).

The projects announced today include:

  • $551,650 to build a primary health care centre in Lightning Ridge (NSW) and accommodate staff from the NSW Outback Division of General Practice.
  • $286,550 to the Shire of Northampton in Kalbarri (WA) to extend a surgery to accommodate two consultant rooms, upgrade staff amenities and replace the building’s roof.
  • $163,471 to the Clocktower Medical Centre in Sale (VIC) to build student study rooms, install videoconferencing equipment and purchase medical diagnostic equipment.

  • Today’s funding announcement builds on grants announced earlier this year. In January, 53 projects were funded through NRRHIP at a cost of $12 million and a further 40 projects costing $13.9 million were announced as part of the May 2009-10 Budget. A further 27 projects were funded through NRRHIP in June at a cost of $5 million.

    Further information on the program is available from the Department of Health and Ageing website or by contacting the department on 1800 780 939 (free call).

    Click here to see the list of successful projects.

    The next round of funding for NRRHIP should be open for applications shortly.  If you are interested in finding out how Treadstone can assist in writing your grant application call us now on 03 9016 3575.

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