Goondir Health has marked the start of a new era for the service, as it unveiled the first stage of its brand new Community Wellbeing Centre.
At an opening celebration replete with visiting dignitaties, Goondir Chair Gary White and MP for Maranoa David Littleproud cut the ceremonial ribbon on the CWC’s refurbished commercial kitchen and food storages.
Earmarked as stage one of the centre, the storage and kitchen will enable Goondir to not only ensure food security for Balonne residents, but provide even more meals to those who might otherwise go hungry.
Speaking at the event, Minister Littleproud said the Centre was a step towards closing the gap in health and wellbeing.
“I have no greater faith in anyone else other than Goondir in closing the gap with real things, that make a difference to people’s lives.
“This is about making lives of First Australians better.”
Goondir Health has partnered with charity organisations First Bite and FareShare to provide Balonne Shire residents with food security.
The St George Community Wellbeing Centre Stage One has been funded by the Australian Government through the Murray-Darling Basin Economic Development Program.