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YMCA Broken Hill Integrated Wellness Centre marks official opening
The new YMCA Broken Hill Integrated Wellness Centre has celebrated its official opening, following a major redevelopment that provides new healthcare, fitness and social interaction opportunities for the community.
Attended by Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro and other dignitaries, the official opening included a tour of the new facility and a view of the new health and wellbeing programs available to Broken Hill residents.
In a statement on the opening of the facility, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said construction of the mezzanine and the project more broadly supported the creation of 22 new jobs and used a majority of local resources and suppliers.
Deputy Prime Minister McCormack (who did not attend the opening) advised “the mezzanine space and larger redevelopment of the centre will increase opportunities for volunteering and social interaction while supporting physical and mental health in the Broken Hill community.”
YMCA NSW Area Manager Broken Hill Shane Simmons said the new mezzanine is complete with a new lift, upgraded stairwell, accessible toilet, air-conditioning and sensor lighting.
Simmons advised “(this) is a wonderful day for YMCA Broken Hill and the entire YMCA NSW team. We are very excited by the opportunities that these upgrades will offer to the community and we are certain that the new facilities will mean a more vibrant and liveable city.
“I’d like to acknowledge the contributions of the Australian Government, NSW Government, Broken Hill City Council and Maari Ma Aboriginal Health to this project and thank them for their support.”
The Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund contributed $371,302 to the project.
Images: Federal Member for Parkes and other dignitaries at the official opening of the new YMCA Broken Hill Integrated Wellness Centre (top) and (below from left) NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro, YMCA NSW Area Manager Shane Simmons, Parkes MP Mark Coulton and Nationals candidate for Barwon Andrew Schier try out the spin room at the Centre.
Correction, 5th March 2019. When first published, this article suggested that Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack attended the opening. This has now been amended.
21st January 2019 - YMCA Broken Hill Integrated Wellness Centre opens
10th August 2018 - YMCA NSW launches LGBTI employee staff and advocacy group
11th January 2017 - YMCA NSW to create innovative wellness facility for the Broken Hill community
19th October 2016 - YMCA NSW partners with Health Team Australia
28th April 2016 - YMCA NSW introduces job sharing in communications appointment
17th October 2014 - Research shows Broken Hill children affected by contaminated playgrounds
19th October 2010 - Broken Hill YMCA take over and modernisation
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